In 1992 Ross Perot explicitly told us that we were on our way to allowing Kings to rule us from Washington DC. He told us that our trajectory was unsustainable and would lead to disaster. He gave us a fighting action plan that would have involved reasonable and minor sacrifices in order to get us back on track without overturning the apple cart.
America elected the guy who distracted them with a saxophone, fucked an intern in the white house, sold out workers to the Chinese, and literally instituted corruption. We are told that these years were good because the greatest innovation of the last 100 years jumpstarted our 5 year stagnant economy.