Good luck with that one. How’s it working out for Greece?
Americans could be excused for voting for Obama in 2008. He promised post-partisanship and hope and change. Four years later, his record is consistent as an unabashed statist and central planner, and a Nixonian political thug.
There are a lot of factors behind America’s shocking and sudden embrace of socialism: the media being completely in the tank for Obama; the teachers’ unions indoctrinating the youth; the Democrats successfully creating a giant, permanent underclass of voters dependent on government handouts; the swing state of Virginia being tipped by wealthy government bureaucrats and lobbyists in the Washington D.C. suburbs…
But that’s all water under the bridge. America has embraced socialism. And what’s done will not be undone. A continuing expansion of the dependency state will create a permanent voting majority for more dependency. More crony capitalism will direct more wealth to the politically connected, who will in turn use that wealth to further entrench their benefactors. The PRI ran Mexico for 70 years with a patronage system like this, and their resources and pork were trivial compared to the US federal government’s.
Once you’re gone, you can never come back
America, you had a hell of a run.