Let’s do a social experiment! We’ll have all liberally minded people move to the East and West coasts of America, calling them Left America; and all conservatively minded people will move to the central United States calling them Right America.
Left Americans will pay for and be eligible for all the social programs that they tout. Free healthcare, unlimited food stamps, common core education, freedom from religion, minimum wage of whatever they want, unlimited immigration, taxing the wealthy to elevate the lives of others, government agencies dictating aspects of life, and all of that. The conservatives will pay for the programs that they support to include minimal federal government involvement in life, flat taxes, invisible hand determining supply and demand to include minimum wage, freedom of religion, controlled immigration, mandatory operating in the black, and all of that.
Each, without the help of the other, will continue as long as they can but must continue to operate as long as they can. If money is needed, it can be borrowed from other countries, but not from the other America.
At the end of 20 years, whichever America has prospered the most to include the government being solely in the black, will be declared the winner. Which America would be the victor?