That isn't all that tough.<quoted text>WOW, this explains a LOT. Out of sheer curiosity, if you could be dictator for a day, what 3 changes would you make to this country- in any area you choose.
All countries do best when they enjoy a strong and growing Middle Class.
A string and growing Middle Class requires governmental policies that encourage the distribution of wealth throughout the populace.
That is accomplished by tax policies that discourage the outrageous accumulation of wealth into the hands of a few - Progressive taxes on all income and inheritance taxes, strong laws encouraging collective bargaining, and well-funded public education.
Democracy cannot survive if power is purchased by those with the most wealth. That means contributions (a/k/a bribes), have to be limited to small donations from Americans,(persons), not corporations, unions, PACs, or other entities.
Democracy requires everyone share responsibility and sacrifice. That means everyone serves 2 years military service unless they're disabled, in which case they serve 3 years public no military service.
Basically we're describing America under Republicans like Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt.