I would posit that your blame game is misdirected.
The electorate is the primary culprit in this and practically all elections. Our society is overflowing with takers who almost, if not already, outnumber the producers, and that spells eventual doom for our society as nothing will reverse that trend outside of unprecedented bloodshed via a civil war, IMO.
In any case, the Tea Party is currently the only hope at the ballot box, IMO.
The Tea Party is what is giving the power back to “ THE PEOPLE “ then, the government having the power.