Small government. Less regulation. Lower taxes. Fewer social programs. all spell doom for the country and it's people with the exception of a select few.
Americans continue to be played by the slick talkin "gifted and talented" in believing that they too; will one day reach the top if they are just patient and play by the rules they are told to follow. They call it the "American Dream" and, just like reality TV, Americans are so naive that they believe it's real.
This is one example of what happens when the "gifted and talented" are left to their own devices;