Liberals, Democrats and Socialists are for all practical purposes the same animal in today's American political landscape, though typically more to the Extreme Left, Radical-Lunatic-Fringe of their particular nomenclature. The ultimate progression and some would say goal of these people is Fascism. That's where their policies ultimately lead - a Police State. You don't get on the Gulag Train and get off in Disneyland - the Gulag Train only goes to the Gulag.
The Number One defect shared in the genetic makeup of these people is a driving, all-consuming passion for CONTROL of other people's lives. Normal people can't fathom this character flaw anymore than those without "ears to hear" can understand certain passages in the Holy Bible. Controlling what other people do is a need akin to oxygen and food and water to these people and they try to satisfy this need by assuming positions of authority where they can exercise it, such as government, law enforcement, education, community action groups, political groups, HOA's and what have you.
These Democrat-types typically assume positions of authority in a large Bank and go about their usual practice (and heart's desire) of creating reams of unnecessary, ridiculous and burdensome new rules and regulations and layers of red tape in their quest to somehow, someway, CONTROL what people do.
Can you imagine your bank refusing to let you make a withdrawal of your own money unless you give them a good reason and tell them what it's for and show them proof of what you're going to do with it or provide a letter from who you're going to give it to? Democrats, Liberals, Socialists and Fascists are all the same thing --- CONTROL FREAKS.