The Progressive is convinced that wealth is something that government creates out of thin air. They further believe that said government should be led by elitist’s who are "above" or superior to the masses who need them. According to liberal dogma, the "economic pie" is cannot be made to grow. People with large slices earned by hard work must give up theirs. The idea that everyone should be free to grow their own pie is simply intolerable to the Progressive/liberal. So we witness the destruction of a free economy under liberals, just exactly the way you would expect parasites to weaken an otherwise healthy free range human. .