The Progressive Caucus and the Zombie Sparkle Pony that will not die
What if lawmakers put forward a federal budget plan to tax big financial institutions, enact a healthcare public option and increase spending to put millions of Americans to work on badly needed infrastructure projects?
They did. You just didn't read or hear much about it.
That is because everyone in Versailles, including Peter Hart, knows that the Progressive budget is a roach motel for progressive energy and the people behind it have no intention of getting it passed. If they were serious they would be talking about Medicare for All, or at least Bernie Sanders single payer bill. If they were serious about ending austerity they would be talking about the platinum coin solution and modern monetary theory. The Progressive Budget is just a media stunt and it deserves media oblivion.