I don't know why this is a democrat Republican issue. Both of those groups are in league. It is the same thing that occurred prior to the great depression. We are already seeing the great depression consequences in Detroit.
The two foot ball teams or what ever these groups are, their political ideology is almost indistinguishable (on the official level) are not the solution. They are in league with the robber barons of this century. I an not talking about the guy that makes 500 grand a year. But the guy that makes 50 billion a year. People that are friends with the politicians.
Yes it is a serious problem, no socialism isn't the answer, maybe if w just stop giving them money it may help, but that is why our politicians are not the solution. Not just the so and so's or the such and such's but the entire body. Remember we the people are the government, the politicians are our servants.