Good luck USA, you have created a mess that you will not get out of....
To call the U.S. federal government a black hole is a disservice to black holes, which have a neutral majesty. Excepting the military's fighting units, the federal government has become a giant slug, like Jabba the Hutt, inert but dangerous. Like Jabba, the government increasingly survives by issuing authoritarian decrees from this or that agency. Barack Obama, essentially a publicist for Jabba's world of federal fat, euphemized this mess Monday as the American people's "democracy."The leviathan has a life of its own. Too big to control and too be to be effective, it will continue to consume the people.
Thomas Jefferson, who must be rolling in his grave, said the way to ensure good government was to divide it among the many. Some states and cities are indeed reworking their functions in efficient, innovative ways. But Washington is oblivious to life beyond the Beltway.
But this is what the people want since Americans have become nihilists. Look at a place like New York where Lucifer reigns. Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner are both running for political offices there (again). This is not a world of forgiveness this is a land where anything goes, where the religion is the enemy and where morality is just a word and not something that guides people and defines a moral compass. New York deserves these embarrassing people and this is the future of America.
Daniel Henninger: Big Government Implodes - WSJ.com