I didn't want to write about progressives, I wanted to write that the reason the Federal Reserve didn't close during the shutdown is because it is not a part of the federal government. It prints our money and charges us interest, and now it's buying our bonds so I guess we pay interest there, too.
The first and only time we were debt free is when Andrew Jackson got rid of the Central Bank back then.
You did a good job of describing what a progressive is; you forgot to say that you won the election because you gave away free phones. Thanks for pointing out that George Bush was a progressive.
The difference between a conservative and a progressive is that a progressive thinks man is infallible. Some say that we're born with a progressive outlook but through life experiences we grow out of it. Guess that's why Obama's always speaking in front of young people.
You could give Barrack Obama or Hillary Clinton all the money they want and progressive ideals wouldn't work. Obamacare forces businesses either to supply health care to their employees or pay a $2,000 fine per employee. That sounds like a lot of "freedom" to me.
Wars, Federal Reserve, being taken off the gold standard, and progressive Democrats and Republicans dug us a $10 trillion hole. Obama, the Federal Reserve, and a war and a half is digging it deeper by another $7 trillion so far, and the grave stone is Obamacare.