Comrade Blogunov, I believe that Alexis de Tocqueville put it best when he (to paraphrase) wrote that "democracy works well until people discover that they can vote themselves money." To put it another way, in an election, Santa Claus would beat Jesus Christ.
So long as His Nibs Obama and his loyal Party sycophants keep promising to deliver free crap (Obamaphones, ObamaCare, Citizenship... whatever), people will continue to vote for the Democratic Party. And they will demonize us in the process, because we are the ones who say "free stuff is not sustainable."
Should Taxmageddon come, His Nibs and his cronies will wash their hands of the matter, and blame everything except for their policies. Bush, Global Warming, Republicans, the Tea Party, Corporations, the 1%... if it doesn't support Obama, then it is the cause of Obama's failures, no question.
Comrade, once an entitlement mentality takes hold, their is no going back, save for a massive, widespread demographic change- that the next generation grows up learning that hard work is valuable and good. But that change is a pipe dream. The Left will never allow it to happen (as it will take away voters), and will stamp it out where possible; and besides, it's becoming more and more lucrative to simply sit at home than actually go out and work. Do you remember Greece? When it tried to impose austerity measures, it suffered massive riots, and because it could not get its spending under control, is now left to die in the cold.
This will happen in the US of A. If there are enough takers to vote in His Nibs because he promised them free stuff, then the tipping point has already been reached. Soon, takers will outnumber producers, and then the producers will stop producing because there will be no profit in doing so. Of course, the government by that time will be so bloated that it will be able to simply use the power of the Force and force people to work for nothing, in exchange for (dirt cheap) housing, food, clothing, etc. I believe that Comrade Red Square can attest to this.
Obama can tax the rich all he likes, but eventually, like in France, they will renounce their citizenship and leave, as all their money is slowly being taken through taxes. And the "rich" are not even people like the Koch Brothers or Donald Trump- they are plumbers and electricians, people who live frugally and save their money so that they can have a rich retirement. But they have more money than the wastrel down the street, so their money must be taken to be given to the wastrel.
Eventually, there will be no rich people left. And that's when reality will hit them: they have become takers with no money and no job, and a massive debt looming over their heads.
But of course, if those bloody Rethuglikkkans had not been elected, all of this would have been prevented. The rise of the oceans would've cease, and the warming of the planet would've halted. People of all nations, colors, and creeds would've joined hands and sung "Kum-ba-yah" to The One who saved them- everybody except for conservatives and Christians, because they are inherently intolerant bigoted racist mysoginistic homophobes and thus must be excluded.
As for a rebound point... in all likelihood, there won't be any. Even if there is a Conservative shift, in all likelihood it will be too little, too late. But for an Act of God, America will fall, and there will be nothing to replace her. The "Great Experiment" set into motion in 1776 is failing. Humans have proven that Democracy is nothing before their greed and self-indulgence.
In short, this has now become a one way train, Comrade. Pray that you will get a job shoveling the coal so you will at least be warm at night.
But this can't be so bad. Everybody likes trains, right?
R.O.C.K. in the USSA
Ivan the Stakhanovets
R.O.C.K. in the USSA
Comrade Scratchanitch, yip PER, that's about the size of that one!
Makes a 'Murkin feel good 'bout bein' a 'Murkin, don't it?