As we plummet, out of control, toward sovereign bankruptcy there are those that believe it is all intentional, an attempt to consolidate power at the Federal level with controls over the states and citizens never before dreamed of in America.
An article entitled Bait and Switch: Raising the National Deficit by Stealth makes a strong case for this position:
Make no mistake about it; all of this is not an accident. Every incremental piece of legislation involving further federal spending is designed to disguise the further centralization of power in Washington. The inescapable conclusion is that the strategy of Mr. Obama and the Democratic left which holds majority power in Congress is to irreversibly and fundamentally change America by putting in place policies, programs and funding mechanisms that will be difficult, if not impossible, to reverse without devastating costs to the ties that bind us as a nation, and which raise the possibility of terrible social upheaval.
After reading the full article one must conclude that either the premise stated above is correct or that we are dealing with an Administration and Congress that should be typecast as either clowns or The Keystone Cops.
Neither conclusion bodes well for the nation.