As many of us have found out in this election, liberal and leftist aren't the same thing. Liberals focus on tone and microaggressions and stuff like this. They worry about Christmas vs. Happy Holidays. About statues. About identity politics. On paper, they're inclusive, but are actually fairly comfortable with the way things are, especially the grotesque financial systems and death grip that capitalism has on all of us for basics like health care, rent, food, etc. Liberals will tell you how disappointing a particular policy is, and then vote for it anyway. They bail out banks and then don't hold them accountable for taking the economy for a ride and crashing it into a tree. They'll tell you we need to get money out of politics and then host a $10,000 a plate dinner attended by the health care industry. They're basically in lockstep with the Republican party on the military as far as overseas intervention, use of drones, and destabilizing undesirable governments to enact regime change. Biden, Obama, Hillary, and the whole core of the Democratic party right now is rooted in neoliberalism. Leftists (progressives) talk about the problems that actually affect people day-to-day -- systemic financial and racial inequality, systemic injustice, militarization of our police forces, oligarchy, profiteering, monopolies, our freewheeling military-industrial complex, universal health care, etc. And no, leftists don't want to spend MORE tax money, just the same tax money differently. Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang, etc. have progressive policies and yes they have well-documented plans for how to pay for all this stuff.