The inevitable toll of the socialism and nationalism Clement Attlee put in place culminated in the crises and collapse of Britain's economy in the 1970's. It was much like what Greece faces now - and Spain and Italy and Portugal and every other socialist state.
Compare East Germany to west: same language, culture and geography - yet East Germany - with free healthcare, free education, free pensions (and so on) became poorer and poorer as it became less free -- while West Germany became the economic powerhouse of Europe. East Germans became serf's - poor and un-free -- a people indentured to the state - as the traveled down the road of socialism, the road the serfdom...
Obama's policies are having the same effect on the usa economy as these polices had in East Germany and Attlee's Britain.
NOTE: Neither Greece or Spain or Portugal - (or East Germany or the USSR or Red China or Cuba or Zimbabwe or North Korea for that matter) - had "Bush tax cuts or "2 unfunded wars" or "GOP "top-down' deregulation for the greedy 1%" - as Obama liked to say.
The economic disasters the nations ALL faced were ALL caused by SOCIALISM - which reduces liberty and therefore reduces the prosperity, the economic growth which ONLY liberty produces.
As Obama limits our economic freedom he inevitably destroys our economy, and thereby he also achieves another horrifying result: the weakening of theUSA military and our ability to defend the Free World. This will only embolden Putin and China and Tehran and the Muslim Brotherhood. So, the world will get more dangerous as the USA gets poorer.
It's a double whammy.
NOTE: The NHS is in fact a health disaster - as are all the socialist healthcare schemes in the rest of Europe. IN FACT, the USA has a better longer average lifespans and much lower morbidity rates for ALL major diseases - especially when you equalize for racial/ethnic differences, (blacks have high shorter life spans than whites due to genetic diseases, and they lower the USA life span).
http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/commenting-on-obamacare-hearings.html(These link to previous post which detail and document the TRUTH about Europe's socialized healthcare results versus the USA's results.)
I DARE ALL LIBERALS AND LEFTISTS TO READ THOSE POSTS. IF THEY DO, THEN THEY WILL WAKE UP! I did. I used to be leftist. Then, I saw the light. Other libs'n leftsts can too!
MORE ON OBAMA AND ATTLEE HERE; (POSTS COMPARING OBAMA AND ATTLEE GOING BACK 4 YEARS).