I guess it's because these liberal/progressives think ONLY they are smart enough to tell people how to live their lives! Case in point almost ALL liberals/progressives ARE AGAINST the ordinary worker having control over their retirement funds. Why are liberals/progressives AGAINST a worker telling the people that are taking money from their paycheck where to put the money? Do Liberals/progressives think workers are stupid? They can't make intelligent decisions? Do Liberals/progressives think workers CAN'T BE educated in investments? I mean these liberals/progressives want the workers to adopt "global warming" greening etc. and spend trillions educating so WHY are the liberals/progressives AGAINST educating the masses as to how to invest? What is so wrong with that? MY guess is the liberal/progressives HAVE NO IDEA! These totally ignorant people think the word "INVEST" means the same as "GAMBLE" ! Obviously because everytime the topic of letting workers determine where SS/Medicare deductions are put liberals/progressives say "stock market".. which is totally wrong! Again every plan to help workers accumulate have given choices to direct where THEIR money is put, i.e. savings account, bonds, stocks, mutual funds... BUT the distinction is the worker HAS THE CHOICE! So it appears the real reason liberals/progressives hate giving workers the choice is it means THEY don't have control!