The Progressives and then Roosevelt set up the system. They made a whole lot of people dependent on government. Expecting ANY president to stop that freight train is simply not rational. Look what happened to Bush when he tried to tweak, just tweak, the Social Security system. OMG, the Dems went nuts, telling the cattle that 'Bush wants you to eat cat food!' or 'Bush wants to take away all your medicines!'. Remember what many black conspiracists thought about Katrina: 'Bush wants you to die! He made those levees weak on purpose!'
Nope, we have to have an utter and complete collapse before a new society can be born, hopefully one that'll listen to Ayn Rand and similar, and not Barney Frank and that scum Al Franken.