Anybody with capacity to analyze honestly acknowledged that as handout policies have "progressively" proliferated, with bigger federal and state intrusions into American lives, the economic plight of Americans have worsened.
Throughout history we see that socialist, communist, and facist governments create bigger ad bigger dependent classes, even as lesser weallth is "progressively" concentrated inot fewer and fewer hands--taxed and grabbed from producers to reinforce unproductive actions and characters and hand to politically connected groups. This destroys nations. Keep doing wat Obama, his dupes, and his controllers want done, and you shall see more and more dispariyt of reduced national wealth. Plain and simple. Irrefutable.