A good question, to which you will not like the answer. With Corporate personhood, bailouts, tax breaks for the rich and entitlement cuts for the rest, the frustrations of the overwhelming majority feel that the government is working only for the rich and powerful. It's becoming more and more clear that the 1% have waged class warfare against the common man by corrupting our elected leaders to rig the system.
As the problem becomes more severe, more people are starting to speak out in defiance. As an artist, I am fighting back with my video called "The Art of Corpocracy." http://artandresponse.com/corpocracy
The video utilizes thought provoking art to illuminate the government's servitude to the corporate elite and motivate people to stand up to the special interests' stranglehold on government representation.
The rich and powerful have used their vast resources to promote their agenda. I hope you share this with as many people as you can, rebellion is contagious.