I was listening on the radio today the brouhaha that is occurring up in Wisconsin. Basically the Democratic legislators have all left the state en mass (to deny a legislative quorum) and progressives are being bussed in from all other the Midwest to participate in increasingly confrontational protests.
All to protect benefits of government workers. I understand that many progressives don't accept that taxes cannot be increased infinitely. But to the extent there are really some reality-based (lol) progressives out there, who actually understand that there is a limit to how much can be spent in a given government budget, they are going to need to do some soul searching to decide how much education or Medicaid spending they are willing to give up to support the pay packages and fat retirements of government workers.