This is seen through unnecessary corporate welfare for Coke and Pepsi to ridiculous expansions in Social Security Disability payments or Food Stamps. Federal spending is all about buying votes in order to create political majorities and not about priorities or Constitutional duties. Bankruptcy is inevitable as DC is out of control. With abdication of responsibilities to unelected agency bureaucrats, even if Congress and the President would want to do the right thing, the bureaucrats would just nod their heads and wait to the next election. The Progressives like FDR believed in creating a benign bureaucracy of elites. What has been created is Frankenstein's monster that is sucking the life out of this country.