Talk:Congressional Progressive Caucus
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Dennis Kucinich stepped down as co-chair but he's still a member, so I've restored him to the list. I've also made some other changes based on the membership list on the Caucus website. Nancy Pelosi was a member but is no longer; according to this article, she's stated a policy of not belonging to caucuses now that she's the party leader. JamesMLane 08:33, 20 September 2005 (UTC)
There are far more members of this caucus than what is listed. I'm certain of it. I'm certain numerous left-wing Reps are in this caucus, but hiding their membership. I can think of at least 15 members who are trying to hide this fact. Jackie Speier (CA), Kathy Castor (FL), Russ Carnahan (MO), Anthony Weiner (NY) and Bruce Braley (IA) come to mind. DavidSteinle (talk) 11:59, 18 August 2009 (UTC)
This page has been vandalized. Would someone please revert it to Jan 10? Also, please consider locking it, since there appears to be a long history of vandalism.
While Bernie Sanders certainly self-describes as a socialist, calling him "the socialist Congressman" in the introduction (and in context of founding the caucus), feels off to me, and insufficiently encyclopedeaic. I have changed it to "the independent (and self-described socialist) Congressman", as a compromise (because I do think that it is germane to the topic).
Notapipe 17:18, 8 May 2007 (UTC)
Comments on their ideology. Two fallacies in this group's wording: progressive & fairness. Redistributing wealth from those who produce to those who have not developed the skills to adequately support themselves, is not progress & not fair. Economic growth isn't helped by taking money from the people who create value & giving it to others. For one thing, it takes away incentive to better yourself. Free enterprise is based upon rewards & liberty. The many regulations are detrimental too. Their principles sound good, but the Congressmen don't have much idea on how capitalism operates. Some basic economic & business courses would help. Republicans mess things up. Both parties need to reform or we should have a viable third option that adheres to the Constitution & limited government. Scottit126.96.36.199 04:05, 18 August 2007 (UTC) 8.17.07
I'm curious what does your opinion have in relevance to this article? First of all "progressive" is a fair adjective because it describes their ideology; perhaps you should look up the wiki page on Progressivism. Second of all favoring a more progressive taxation system is not taking money from one to group to just hand to another. The people who would be in the top bracket are millionaires and billionaires and their level of taxes do not affect their lifestyles and can easily afford it. This group favors increased spending on welfare to equalize opportunity by providing benefits to the lower class to help them help themselves, nor do they favor total economic equalization. These people do not advocate dismantling capitalism; they favor increased consumer protection and regulation to prevent financial meltdowns like we've had. Democrats take the middle position compared to free-market conservatives and pure socialists who favor eradicating capitalism. I would imagine that many in congress have a better understanding of economics than you or I, but special interests and greed often take precedent. People such as Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman favor a welfare state and often point to the successes of Scandinavian and European countries with strong economies and large welfare systems. I added this for balance but would prefer neither of our personal opinions to be on this page; from now on lets not inject our opinions into either the talking page or the article.--Sparrowhawk64 (talk) 00:40, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
Progressive means totalitarian political stances such as socialism, fascism, wefare statism, nanny statism and police statism. Perhaps this should be added. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 04:15, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
I have removed a sentence commenting on the validity of the Caucus's positions, as well as the unsubstantiated description of the Caucus as socialist. The Four Deuces (talk) 06:58, 7 August 2008 (UTC)
- I have also removed the following: In 2000, the Democratic Socialists of America expressed solidarity with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, since they both shared "operative social democratic politics."
- Besides not accurately reflecting the text, it's way out of date. The Four Deuces (talk) 18:39, 19 July 2009 (UTC)
Map of Districts Represented by Progressive Caucus Members
There is a map of districts represented by Blue Dog Democrats but I notice there's not one for the Progressives. Why is this? And could we have one made?--Sparrowhawk64 (talk) 00:44, 29 July 2009 (UTC)
- I did one, and it's in the House members section, though it's kind of underwhelming, perhaps deceptive, because most CPC members represent urban (and therefore small) districts. The Homosexualist (talk) 23:21, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
I think its great we finally have a map, thank you. I don't mean to be rude, but there is one error on the map that I noticed(barring other errors of course that others may notice). In Minnesota, the larger district highlighted is in Republican hands and is, therefore, not a member of the CPC.--Sparrowhawk64 (talk) 02:10, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
- Yes, I mistook MS-2 for MN-2. It is fixed now. —the Homosexualist (talk) 02:18, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
Hillary Clinton has been recently taken off the Former Members List of Progressives. It had been noted that she had to resign when made Secretary of state.She has been removed and, other former members and the reason for resignation have not. Only Hillary. She is a Former Member of the Caucus.. -- 19:21, 2 December 2010 User:Codeblue2
- I do not think she was ever a member. Do you have any source that says she was? TFD (talk) 17:53, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
Explain the difference between the CPC and other caucuses, like the Blue Dogs
Could someone please add a section comparing ideologies of other groups in the Democratic Party such as the Blue Dog Democrats? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 05:06, 20 February 2011 (UTC)