The sad thing is that ultimately Dem voters are victimizing themselves. At this point our fatal fiscal death spiral is still recoverable, to some extent. We can, even at $17 TRILLION in public debt, still salvage a reasonable social safety net. But only if we get spending under control now.
When the debt and deficit finally do augur into the ground, there will be no warning, and no recourse. Fiscal Armageddon will take us unaware, with little or no warning, and consume us overnight, as financial disasters *always* do. From that point on every financial resource will be consumed simply to service our debt. There will be *NOTHING* left over to fund a social safety net of any sort.
The Dems are literally eating their own young. Problem is, they're eating mine, too.