For the record, I will unequivocally state that I would prefer to endure a bloated and wasteful government rather than a nuclear explosion.
I suppose I should add another caveat. It’s not Democrats that ruined Detroit. It’s big government. As shown by the Bush years, you get equally bad results when Republicans expand the size and scope of Washington.
So I guess the moral of the story is that if you want prosperity, free markets and small government are a much better combination than big government and nuclear blasts.