You mean “the left” believes
that government should be empowered to serve the needs of the people, don’t you? That’s not the same as “the left” believing the government should be empowered to serve its OWN needs , thereby depriving the “individual” of “power”, as you seem to imply. Indeed, “the left” (if such a well -defined and circumscribed entity actually even exists in the real world) would appear to believe that the needs of the individual SHOULD be one of the primary concerns of government...and not just wealthy individuals, either......Anyway, semantics is important. You were PROBABLY alluding to the old “big government” versus “small government” debate. Again, the importance of semantics. Word meaning actually is important. Tighten it up.