The lavish spending has been going on since LBJ, but it's goal from the start was not to force and end to our economic life or gov, it was to spend and get the big campaign contributing companies rich so they could give even more to the parties. With money, comes control and power and now the goal is unlimited control and power. Today, the continued huge spending just can't go on much more without a "reset" to the economy and they hope to the gov, Those in charge of our demise are trying to fix things so they can still be in control after the reset and social restructuring of the globe, not just America. So, I think the goal has changed as it has to change, we and the globe are pushing toward a cliff, a restructure will occur, but I don't think the old boys who brought us here will end up in charge. We have lived through the biggest economic growth the world has ever seen, not comes the collapse and recession and depression and who knows after that.