Although now retired, I am an engineer by trade. In engineering, you learn that inside every big problem is just a bunch of little problems intimately connected together. So when tackling a project, solve all the little problems, and this solves the big problem inherently. After many years you begin to find your daily life being fit into your philosophy. As a result, my life has been guided by these engineering principles, so I tend to be a "simplifying" kind of guy.
I see government as a kind of corporation, except of course, existing on pure deficit spending (non profit). At the bottom of this concept you have the labor class, and higher up, you find management. The labor class (you and I) are responsible for going to work each day to earn a living for ourselves and families, and paying taxes so that the larger governmental framework is supported and facilitated. On the other hand, our elected members of congress are the managers of our country; not unlike the managers of a corporation. Their main responsibility is the welfare of the people, and in doing so, make decisions to guide our country down a road to prosperity, health, and global competiveness. When a corporation fails, who is to blame? We workers have done our job very well as the entire burden historically always falls upon us - the American tax payer - no matter what level of dispair we find ourselves in as a result of improper decisions made by management. It's the management side of the process that have fallen far short of any reasonable expectations. Congress and their "decisions" are either directly or indirectly responsible for the many problems we find ourselves in today.