If the USA were a diner, this is the story.
In 1776, Diner USA opens with 90 waiters and 90 tables (1:1). Waiters own the diner, work tables, and manage all aspects of the business. Opening is a fabulous success. The food, service, and outdoor dome are a rage. News of the opening draws worldwide.
Diner USA enjoys success and expansion. By 1823, 258 waiters work 361 tables (1: 1.4). The waiters became exalted celebrities. Expansion and success continues.
In 1860, 307 waiters work 1179 (1:3.8) tables. Food poisoning claims 618,222 lives. Diner USA almost closes.
In 1890, 420 waiters work 2360 tables. (1: 5.6)
In 1914, 531 waiters work 3458 tables. (1:6.5) A dome collapse claims 116,708 lives.
In 1939, 531 waiters work 4956 tables. (1:9.3) A second dome collapse claims 416,800 lives.
In 1950, 531 waiters work 5651 tables, (1:10.6) Food poisoning claims 36,516 lives and sickens 92,134.
In 1955, 531 waiters work 6187 tables. (1:11.6) Food poisoning claims 58,159 lives and sickens 303,635.
In 1959, 535 waiters work 6724 tables. (1:12.6)
In 2001, 535 waiters work 10,553 tables (1:19.7). Food poisoning claims 944 lives with 5509 sickened. In 2003, food poisoning claims 4397 lives with 31,790 sickened.
In 2010, 535 waiters work 11,598 tables. (1:21.6). Waiters are no longer exalted celebrities. Waiter approval ratings fall endlessly. There are stories of notorious incompetence. There is fear of food poisoning death and sickness. The diner dome shows fatigue and threatens collapse.
Diner waiter management is questioned. Waiter approval ratings decrease continually with no upturn in sight. Restaurant experts suggest return to opening 1:1 waiter-table ratio to improve management and reduce tragedy. The idea is summarily dismissed. This upgrade requires 11,000 more waiters, way too many waiters.
Public pressure increases with continued food poisoning and pending roof collapse. Diner waiter management agrees to the upgrade. 11,000 additional waiters are hired.
In short time, food poisoning disappears. The diner dome is redesigned to expand safely with new business. Additional waiters are enthusiastically accepted. Waiter approval ratings skyrocket. Diner USA regains world-class wonder success. (1:1)
Diner USA serves the next millennium with most positive future outlook.
Bad service requires more waiters. Fires everywhere requires more fighters. Crime requires more police. Elected oligarchy requires more congresspersons. Elected monarchy requires more presidents. America lacks governance? Keep the congress and add 11k more. Keep the president and add 8 more. Democracy disperses power. Autocracy consolidates power. Step it up, America. Be proactive. Check out plan-b.
Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.
Presidential Candidate (for one of 9 elected executive branch presidents) 2016