He asked for a historical example of gridlock being bad for countries. I gave two salient ones. I didn't say America was going to collapse under Fascist rule.
There are lots of people making parallels with the 1920s and 30s at the moment 99.99% of them are ahistorical.
This is one of them. If America was a country that was a nascent democracy, had groups of heavily armed demobbed soldiers staging periodic revolutions on the streets, was experiencing severe economic depression and a Dolchsto▀legende then you might be able to draw parallels, but really what you're doing is playing rather fast and loose with historical precedent.
And you can't pretend that an "equal distribution of wealth" is not vastly different than an economy that is 100% State controlled and directed. Redistributing income via taxation in a fundamentally Capitalist state is NOT the same as a State Controlled Economy. This is the root of the American Misunderstanding about socialism in American politics.
Using wikipedia definitions, because those are the ones you choose.
Welfare state: " It is based on the principles of equality of opportunity, equitable distribution of wealth, and public responsibility for those unable to avail themselves of the minimal provisions for a good life."
You can't pretend not to understand why people see socialism in the welfare state, surely.