There is nothing that ‘progressives’ hate more than actual progress.
Democracy is the rule of the people, right or wrong.
If an idea or business has merit, under free-market capitalism someone will undertake to make it successful. The only ideas or businesses that languish are those that have no merit. Therefore, when the government backs an idea or a business, it is by definition backing a loser, for only a loser would need government backing.
Whenever someone gets something for nothing, someone else gets nothing for something.
The big difference between Democrats and Republicans is that Democrats want to ruin the country right away; Republicans think we shouldn’t ruin the country until next week.
No problem is sufficiently small that there exists a governmental solution.