The idea originated with the White House. It was sold to Doktor Reid and passed by Congress. Now the chickens have come home to roost.
Hmmm...Obama started a game of "Chicken"...and lost.
It sure did originate in the White House
What nobama finally lost was public credibility with his most recent over-stating the multitude of dire consequences.
When many of us were growing up we heard the tales from old, like “crying wolf”, which tells the eventual fail by over-stating a dire warning. Nobama must have never heard that story as his “raisers” were too busy telling him about Stalin’s successes.
Today’s people may have indeed changed, but human nature has not and eventually most firgure out the Crying Wolf deal. If we have any luck left, maybe this is the turning point.