And when in power proceed to expand programs rather than cut the programs you were trying to conceal in order to get elected. Republicans are not playing “poker” with the central planners, they are playing poker with gullible fools who read into their “conservatism” while admiring strategic elements to conceal their “planned cuts”, lol.
America suffers from the same foolishness that led us into WWII, devastated the world, and almost cost us Western Civilization.
Voices that speak up intelligently are put down. This means smart people can’t run the country smartly. We can pray the disaster won’t be the worst possible when it comes.
It would be nice if some great leader could explain this to people and avoid catastrophe. It’s certainly not happening right now.