The USA is very young nation compared to the nations of the old world. The US Government performed very well as a large business entity until a few decades ago. They reached to the status of the "only super power" among the world nations. That is a very excellent achievement compared to many larger and older nations around the world.
The USA got old and became corrupt like the older nations. They are giving birth to the recognized families, rich people, and prominent personalities. Those people now are a privileged segment of the society. They are not in need to work hard any more. They are running the USA Government one way or another. When ever the new stars get on the stage he or she wants to be like those above, too. To reach that goal one needs to accumulate a lot of the wealth; which will to lead corruption.
The USA is declining and suffering from the corruptions just like many other older nations. There are no solutions for those problems because no one is coming to fix the corruptions in the USA. The people must be involved now because our country is facing uncertainty. They have to educate themselves to not vote for privileged ones and vote for people who really care about the well being of our country. Then you watch them to make sure the people are elected--that they do what they promised to do--serve the people.
Here one should point out few examples of the US Government corruption system at home and overseas. At home, look at the majority of the counties, cities, states and federal Government officials. And ask yourself what is their salaries annually. How many of them are so wealthy in very short time and why. There are no check and balances within the Government any more. Each person getting elected is competing to collect wealth. Once in a while one gets caught; the rest are free to do more.
Overseas many countries do not have technologies or experts to do any technical works. The US Government is using the American resources to help those dictators without any benefit for the USA people. For example like the Saudi Royal family does not know how to drill hundred feet water well but they are imposed on the Saudi people with the help of the USA resources. The Royal families are making trillions of dollars from the Oil income but the USA people does not get penny from that income.
The US government officials get benefit from Royal families and dictators through businesses but not the USA people or it's Government.
The US governments are in wrong business. They are using the USA resources to serve others without benefit to taxpayers at home. That is why the US Government is bankrupt now.
The policy has to change. If the USA is going to protect Japan; then Japanese has to pay for the services. To stay in business as the "only super power" the US government needs to make more money than what they are spending. It is very simple. Saudi Arabia, for example, is not capable of producing oil and keeping peace alone; then the US Government should negotiate for very good deal with them for the benefit of the USA people and it's treasury.
One will ask how to clean up the system of Government in the USA or other nations around the world. First the systems are going to be cleaned by clean persons. If the persons are not clean then there are no chances for the system to be cleaned. You can elect clean people in the elections only. So vote for clean one and not vote for the corrupt one.
The US Government could clean the system of the Government in the USA by forming an agency like the FBI, CIA, and Home Security and call it "preventions of corruptions in the USA (PCUSA)". This department should register the wealth of the people who are running the Government and the private business people too. They can find out about the people if they are getting deals because of their connections to the Government officials through the corruptions or purely from legitimate business.
They can investigate the people for the amount of the money they made in the last few decades. The system of Government got corrupted in less than fifty years.
The USA was doing fine before the system of Government got corrupted. That is how they reached the status of the "only super power on earth".