I get what you mean.
However the irony is that, one of the biggest go to excuses on here for Bruce is:
"Do you know how bad we have been for years?"
"It takes time to undo all the damage that has been done"
And the list goes on.
Essentially saying we are not where we should be yet because of past regimes and management.
So if we are playing that card, it has to be used both ways, or not at all.
During the '08 election debates, the year I moved here. Obama and McCain were asked if healthcare was a right or a privilege. McCain said it was a privilege, my jaw hit the floor, but not even a hint of a reaction from the locals. Suffice to say, I was wondering what the hell was going on.
Were it asked during the Clinton/Trump debates, I'm not sure she could have said it was a right anymore, given how to the right the entire political spectrum has moved over here