America and for that matter, any place that has practiced capitalism, has traditionally been a place for winners and losers. In any given year, most people prosper but 20 to 30 per cent either lose ground or stay about the same. Some years are better than others.
What is discouraging about the Obama era is that almost no one prospers. There are a few special interest groups that do OK. The politically-connected faction within Wall Street is doing fine. SEIU is prospering. The hard core welfare class is doing better than ever. Heroin use is booming (a statistic I was given yesterday was a 900% rise in the last decade. I can't verify that but it seems accurate to me.) Federal employees are living the good life. The DC Metro area continues to flourish. And of course, government contractors (like CGI for instance) have found ways to cope in difficult times.
So yes, there are a few niches that are doing fine. However, these are niches. When we look at the larger demographic groups--senior citizens, Millenials, African-Americans, Californians, public pension recipients, etc.,--we see malaise. I cannot think of a major demographic that has prospered in the Obama era. And yet, the Obots are there to cheer on their deity when he defeats a Ted Cruz. Yea! You won! What did YOU win?
One definition of utilitarianism is the greatest good for the greatest number. I cannot now remember if it was Buckminster Fuller or Robert Anton Wilson who coined the term futilitarianism to describe a state wherein the greatest harm is delivered to the greatest number. The Obama Administration, and most specifically Obamacare, is an ongoing tribute to futilitarianism. Besides CGI, the IRS and the thugs who wear the navigator crown, who benefits? Who wins?
Answer: Who cares? Drink the Kool-Aid!