It has been noticed, finally, that this problem has been decades in the making. It actually goes back to Reagan. The Clinton administration was a brief period. For twelve years prior, and eight years after, the GOP was in control, and tried to prove that goverment didn't work by bankrupting it. They have come dangerously close to succeeding. Note that the Obama administration policies which the GOP are currently scare mongering about make up only 3% of the problem.