So your statement is that: "I believe Progressive Government Programs are 100% necessary to have
Truth is, "our side" can say this in I don't know how many different ways - but my guess is you will NEVER change your mind.
It is NOT the role of government to interfere in the FREE marketplace; or help people who REFUSE to work because the government destroyed their work ethic by conditioning them to hold out their hand for a check; which you proponents of big government call creating a "safety net"!
The government has no business "managing" a person's PRIVATE property' they should PROTECT their right to acquire it, own it, and manage it themselves...if the individual selfishly choose NOT to share their wealth, then shame that individual in/out of your community; but DO NOT employ government force to MAKE them "share" - that is wholly un-American!
This has gone on way too long; now people look to the government to "solve" every problem under the Sun - nobody seems to understands that us 99% of common folk are smarter than the 1% holding political power! Nor, do they WANT to exercise their control over what is rightfully theirs to control. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/obamas-master-plan-bailout-everyone