First we had slaves. Then we had oil. Then economic global disparity. The world is catching up, energy is not so available. For the first time in America's history, we don't have the luxury to run things irrationally. A serious political battlefield will develop. I think the rich will be so selfish that they will not be able keep Americans working with the wealth they claim they earned, and the poor will be so disheartened and without pride they will become criminals. Hatred toward entitlements is our only protection against crime and squalor. This the road we are taking. People better get a hint. It's stoppable, but only with leadership that can turn around this debt.