Great article Pops.
The problem lies with the fact that we have 40+% of our population that is mired in the 'do fer me' mentality.
Yes, the people can change our government. The question is, why would they want to?
When the US makes it more attractive to those from 3rd world countries (where they had to work to survive), to come here and be lazy (for free), where's the incentive?
There're two ways out of this quagmire we've created (yes, we).
Vote for change in our policies (good luck), or cut off the influx of users (again, good luck).
It's a battle of attrition, and the middle man is losing.