The political model in the US is no longer about statesmanship... it's about garnering voting blocks with promises that the naive will accept as gospel and the self-serving will exploit to the nth degree. It's about milking as much from those that produce as well as what the ignorant with allow to be stolen from future generations for the purpose of staving of responsibility for the now for those that are concerned that much, and skating by for those with sociopathic tendencies.
Eventually, the reality catches on that everyone is trying to live at the expense of everyone else while doing nothing and the system subsequently collapses.
What pains me the most is that FDR (maybe far back as President Wilson) fundamental transformed America to what it is today by altering this nation's view on liberty. Liberty is not freedom from want. Freedom from want is the back bone of bad ideology. Our founding fathers 'wanted' their liberty. Want is desire, a condition of human nature that drives our economy, our beliefs. The most perverted FDR freedom was the one about fear because our government of today uses fear to rule the masses. Fear is the opposite of liberty just as death and lack of property rights is the opposite of liberty. Loosing the health care industry to the fed government shows how far people are out of touch. When will our society start taking responsibility and stop playing the blame game. When things go through the government, the returns that come back are meager and marginal. The two principles that allowed ACA to be passed, liberty of want and the liberty of fear. Our fundamental ideology that made America great is now being distorted. Baaaa sheeple baaaaa