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Why Do Progressives Hate
Progress So Much?

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Posted By: PageTurner, 5/31/2019 4:28:36 AM

Earlier this month, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to order every store in the city to accept cash. It seems that some innovative companies were experimenting with cashless stores as a way to cut costs, improve efficiency and keep prices down. But in progressive San Francisco, that kind of progress cannot be tolerated. Democrat-controlled Philadelphia imposed a similar ban on cashless stores in March. That same month, New Jersey’s Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law banning cashless stores throughout the Garden State.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: poliposter 5/31/2019 4:45:16 AM (No. 87431)
Cash is legal United States tender. As such, businesses should be required to accept it.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 5/31/2019 5:09:50 AM (No. 87440)
Don’t want my cash? No problem, I’ll go elsewhere.......
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Reply 3 - Posted by: The Remnants 5/31/2019 6:10:29 AM (No. 87482)
I think they don't like order.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 5/31/2019 6:41:07 AM (No. 87511)
Most on the left are so impotent they cannot achieve anything. They hate it when they see others around them achieving success. They aren't successful, and they don't want anyone else to be successful either. As for SF's Board of Supervisors requiring businesses to accept cash, they may be correct on this occasion. Cash is legal tender. Is refusing to accept it, illegal? I can see why businesses are trying to go cashless. It cuts down on robberies.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Fosterdad 5/31/2019 6:41:18 AM (No. 87512)
Link doesn't work.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: tom7 5/31/2019 6:43:19 AM (No. 87515)
M. Stanton Evans would be horrified by the stupidity of this article. Having "Big Brother" record and approve all financial transactions is not progress - it is Chinese style tyranny.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ken M. 5/31/2019 7:16:48 AM (No. 87539)
Try this link: https://issuesinsights.com/2019/05/31/why-do-progressives-hate-progress-so-much/
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mc squared 5/31/2019 7:43:26 AM (No. 87584)
A cashless society may be called progress but so is Google's data collection of everything we read and purchase on line. It will only get bigger. To say nothing of the NSA.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/31/2019 7:50:12 AM (No. 87589)
Ditto #2, but if your cashless business is a restaurant you had better inform me of that before dessert.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Wizard of is 5/31/2019 8:08:26 AM (No. 87609)
If “cashless” stores are compelled to accept cash they can always calculate the cost of counting, storing, depositing etc. and charge cash customers a “processing fee.”
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Reply 11 - Posted by: little guy 5/31/2019 8:11:32 AM (No. 87611)
Actually, I'm embarrassed to say I agree with the Progressives here! Many times I pay cash as I don't want my credit card info in the store's computer. You'd be shocked to find out what they know about you when you use a credit card! Plus it sounds like these snotty stores want to keep out the un-credit card worthy. Cash is legal tender and all vendors must accept it.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 5/31/2019 8:14:04 AM (No. 87615)
To answer the headline hypothetical question........... The "Left" embraces ANY proposal which might diminish the industrial might and vigor of the "Free World". From climate change to off-shore drilling ......if it helps the evil Capitalists the it's BAAAAAAD ! The "Revolution" requires that Capitalism FAIL. The fleas of the Left ride the tiger of the Right. Even with all the media and all the schools and all the bureaucracy....they still can't win without cheating......and they know it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Clinger 5/31/2019 8:14:47 AM (No. 87616)
Thanks #7. I can't compete with Coolidge so I'll just let him speak: "It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people. Those who wish to proceed in that direction can not lay claim to progress. They are reactionary. Their ideas are not more modern, but more ancient, than those of the Revolutionary fathers." – Calvin Coolidge
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rabblerouser 5/31/2019 8:55:39 AM (No. 87659)
This is easy. No money means potential robbers would come away with nothing. They have to let the robbers rob. In Philadelphia, they also made it illegal to put bullet-proof glass in stores in high risk areas. Why? The robbers couldn't rob. Come on, people. All of this is deliberate and leads to a very clear and definite end.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: john56 5/31/2019 9:58:18 AM (No. 87737)
What the "woke" folks in SF and elsewhere are trying to control are the cash-free, self-serve, skeleton crew staffed stores like Amazon and others are developing. See, there's less of a need for employees (read: taxpayers) at those establishments.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Luandir 5/31/2019 10:49:41 AM (No. 87796)
I agree with the article's contention that government is never an innovator. However, I think he chose the wrong example. As #1 said, cash is legal tender for all transactions. The law is not on the side of this particular innovation.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: JimBob 5/31/2019 5:17:05 PM (No. 88001)
"Why Do Progressives Hate Progress So Much?" Because they are not really 'progressive'. The Left (that is, the anti-freedom, all-powerful State crowd), used to call themselves Communists until it became clear how evil Communists are. Then they called themselves Socialists until it became clear how evil Socialists are. So they picked a name to make the useful idiots THINK that these people are for Progress. (Hey, they are the Progressives, after all, aren't they?) But they are perverting a word to mask who they really are. They are the same old anti-Freedom, all-powerful State, "everything that is not Compulsory, is Prohibited" crowd. They are just like the crowd that calls themselves 'Gay'. Gay means happy, innocent and carefree, like small children who have just gotten out of school for the day. The 'Gay' crowd have stolen that word- and perverted it- to mean those -themselves- who are intent on sexual perversion, and intent on condemning anyone who expresses disapproval of their perversions. Gee, I wonder why there is so much overlap between those two groups? What do they have in common? Perversion, and trying to force everyone to approve of that which most people do not approve.
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