You have a point there
No, the real problem is twofold, and the first part is that Washington D.C. is owned by big money. There are literally over sixty lobbyists for every congressman and billions spent every year to ensure that big money stays in charge. It leads one to wonder if all the bullshit we're seeing is simply incompetence or a deliberate robbery of the people.
Ok, I will give you that one too.
The second part of the problem is that a large part of the voting public are ignorant morons who basically vote against their own interests every time. Part of this is the absurd knee-jerk reaction towards socialism, which manages to keep the right wing opinion as the default position. You literally have people demonstrating in the streets in support of the same policies that screw them over every single day.