I know about all of the complexities about trying to please everyone, but why no plan for following some very basic guidelines to keep the wheels from flying off that vehicle of governance? Even the local governments spin around in circles if the economy is absolutely not as perfect as it can be. The past 6 years have yielded historical windfalls from property taxes, yet the governments merely shifted spending dramatically higher and are now in chaos if historical windfalls do not continue? How many times do they get away with that failure before there is no recovery?
For those who think a new and better day will emerge after a total collapse, don't be so sure. World history is full of extinct civilizations which once ruled the world. Americans are not exempt from reality.