England went down this trail after WW II on health care and other social engineering by the central government. It did not work and they eventually elected Maggie Thatcher to clean up the mess. But, they were too far gone to return to their former position in the world. It took over 30 years for England to come to its senses. But by then it was too late and they still have a crappy health care system that has some of the worst mortality rates for cancer, especially breast cancer as one example. Obama, and the Dems, are putting us on the same trail, and bankruptcy besides. Oh, the happy days of whether there was a stain on a blue dress or not.