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.