Hundreds of shopping malls across the country begin to shut down. Their shoppers no longer have the extra money to keep them in businesses. Like no one saved the local downtown shopping districts that malls replaced or rebuilt them when they could, malls also have little hope left.
FOX News, now the main source of information for most Midwestern families, has added Barack Obama to their short blame list of parties responsible for all Midwest economic woes.
In 2008, Missouri voted for the losing candidate in a presidential election for the first time in 52 years. This happens again in 2012, proving the old election system is dead.
Following the 2008 economic collapse, Russian oligarchs spend the next 10 years investing in U.S. banks, corporations, real estate, social media companies, and other organizations.