I think it all started with FDR myself. He was the first President to bring the federal government in to rescue the people. Then it was just compounded under the pile of governmental programs of the Johnson administration.
Nope, definitely a mess before Obama or Bush or Clinton or Bush or Reagan, etc.
When are we going to learn that the ONLY thing the government can run in a correct and productive way is the military! And that's because they turn it over to the military. If it was up to the Congress to run the military, we would probably now be speaking Japanese or German or Spanish....oops, we do. Just press two for Spanish. Sorry!