It may be instructive to review
The events of five years ago
That led to collapse of the U.S.A.
In 2014, the nation continued
To struggle with the enrollment
Of individuals in the federal and
State health insurance exchanges.
Large numbers of very sick people
Sought insurance heretofore unattainable.
Young people stayed away in droves,
Thus running up the potential costs.
With the mandate of 2015 looming,
Corporations and other organizations
Threatened to throw their employees
Into the individual coverage pools.
The net result was a sharp rise
To the expected national debt.
Panicking, Congress decided to tax
Employer sponsored health care.
That led to a taxpayer revolt,
Wherein the rebels refused to file
Tax returns for the year, overwhelming
The enforcement mechanisms of the IRS.
Meanwhile, college students took that cue
To refuse to pay their loans, quickly
Followed by support from those
Who still owed substantial sums.
Within a year, the national debt
Was forecast to increase by two trillion.
Congress refused to approve it,
And the U.S.A. fell into default.
The rest is history.
Texas led the way out of the union,
Followed by Cascadia, California,
And The Republic of New England.
The latter is getting along very nicely.
They solved much of the health care issue
By encouraging the drug store chains to
Set up primary care clinics in their stores.