The Progressive Revolution

The progressives are coming! The progressives are coming! Actually they have been around for more than 100 years. But now they've gained enough power to launch their revolution, led by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Hardline progressives believe the United States was formed and has since been governed by an exploitive "ruling class" made up of primarily white Christian males. Further, all other homogeneous groups not of the ruling class have been denied their fundamental rights set forth by the Constitution by the ruling class.

In order to right the past wrongs of the ruling class, progressives want to create an American form of social democracy which will result in a more powerful federal (central) government and subordinate the interests of individuals to the general welfare of society as a whole.

Progressives now enjoy support from much of the mainstream media, and have become energized by Barack Obama's election and Democrat Party control of both Houses of Congress. (Note: "Progressive" and "Democrat" are not synonymous because not all Democrats are progressive, just as not all Republicans are conservative.)

Download documents published by The Center for American Progress:
"Cap and Trade 101" 
"Health System Modernization Will Reduce the Deficit"
What Well Known Progressives Say About Revolution

Testifying before the House Appropriations Labor, Health, Education Subcommittee, chaired by Dave Obey (D-WI) in March 2009, Nobel Memorial Prize winning economist, and New York Times op-ed columnist, Dr. Paul Krugman said that even if President Obama's efforts to reverse the recession are successful, they will not be enough to create a sound economy unless we address the fundamental issues of income inequality and healthcare.

“At long last, the center of economic thinking in the United States has shifted, and we can declare with confidence and relief that the conservative era is over. It is now possible to build an economy with widely shared prosperity… Democrats were already aligning their policies to this new reality before the recent financial meltdown made change all the more urgent.” Lawrence Mishel, economist and president of the Economic Policy Institute, a Washington DC think tank founded in 1986.

"The most powerful institutions on the planet, global financial markets and the transnational corporations that serve them, are institutions dedicated to growing consumption and inequality. They convert real capital into financial capital to increase the relative economic power of those who live by money, while depressing the wages of those who produce real value through their labor." Dr. David Korten, author. 



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