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English definition of “tax-and-spend”

tax-and-spend

adjective [before noun]
 
 
disapproving POLITICS, TAX
used to describe a party, government, etc. that increases taxes in order to spend on public services: The party has to resist returning to the tax-and-spend policies of the past. Republicans are trying to paint the Democrat as a tax-and-spend liberal.
(Definition of tax-and-spend adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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