I have a theory. A theory that progressives are a retardation in the DNA, which occurs to certain individuals who should not procreate and further their lineage. This retardation makes the body not want to perform normal duties, but to rally for other individual causes that are more "soft" in regards to not actually causing progress or creating a thing known as wealth. This usually results in a phenomena called an entitlement, where the laws of Physics do not apply, especially those of the Thermodynamic realm.
You see, these people actually believe that one who makes very little can get "credits" from "taxes" that they really do not pay, but get back in the form of "refunds".