I read one quote that describes what is going on in US. I think it was really clear and to the point. I don't agree 100% to its accuracy but it has some truth to it :

"America’s biggest problems, including a foreign policy that has run amok; a tax system that treats citizens like medieval serfs; an arrogant and unresponsive central government; the evisceration of the states as independent political sovereignties; the economic boom-and-bust cycle that is generated by "the Fed"; the eagerness of Washington politicians to strip away more and more of our civil liberties; and the infantilization of America that has been created by a gargantuan welfare state"

by The Jefferson of Our Time,by Thomas J. DiLorenzo