When Progressives Govern: a Cautionary Tale

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    In the early 1900's Russia's Kyshtim estate, blessed with cooper and other minerals, employed 100,000 people in various endeavors. Then a young engineer named Herbert Hoover visited them and found clever ways for them to boost production so that the estate now generated in excess of $2 million annually, a fortune at the time! The workers were all given a 25% pay raise

    Then came the glorious Progressive Revolution! They too promised Hope and Change!

    The Progressives got control of Russia and they took over operations at Kyshtim, no longer would the worker have to toil under the scumbag CEO

    No longer were the capitalists allowed to exploit EXPLOIT EXPLOIT EXPLOIT the labors of the proletariat! Villains! Varmints! Capitalists!

    The Progressive were running things now!

    The workers (and new Progressive Management) were given a 100% Pay Raise! (OMG It's like ObamaCare!)

    Happy Days Here Again!

    One week later, the furnaces broke down, the mine ceased operations, eventually 100,000 people were unemployed.

    Kyshtim, Detroit, Newark and finally the US government.

    It all ends the same with Progressives: failure, poverty, destitution and misery

    One day you'll see that "Pippin" was actually about letting Progressive rule.
     
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    Look at how closely this resembles Detroit, Newark California, Cuba and every other Progressive states gone bad.

    1. Take a prosperous entity

    2. Apply Progressive principles (hatred of free enterprise, primacy of State control)

    3. Watch formerly prosperous entity fail in record time

    4. Proletariat get ass fucked while Progressive Leadership gets moved up to try to take over a bigger enterprise.
     
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    Watch it happen in Venezuela right now. They nationalised the oil fields and within a few months lost around 40% of the production. It will continue to decline until the revolution happens to get of that moron Chavez.
     
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    People always forget that there is a price that is paid with every action. Many times it is hidden but it is still there. Higher wages usually mean less employed. There is a balance and that balance needs to be maintained.
     
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    Unless some other Progressive dictator takes his place
     
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    Progressives have never led a successful economy.
     
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    Theodore Roosevelt.
     
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    Progressives?

    Is that the new boogieman word?

    Amusing
     
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    It's the word you Leftists use to describe your progressive creep toward Socialism.
     
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    Is it?

    The only perople I see using it are FOX viewers.
     

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