I'll tell you exactly what happened. People got lazy. They decided "we want free stuff." The demoncrats have turned into the socialist party. Wanting everyone to be equal. Everyone make the same amount of money. Or even worse "put all your money in a pool and then pull out what you need. (Bernie).
It seems that some people are afraid to work for a living. They want someone to hand them a living. Look at the $15 minimum wage. There's no way in hades someone flipping burgers is worth $15/hour. Sorry, it's just not.
How do you get ahead, you ask? Get an education, improve yourself, find a job you love and you'll excel. You'll soon be making enough to buy that health insurance, buy that house, buy that car.
I know, it's freaking amazing, right?