The answer for the betterment of the country is to reduce the size of the Federal gov't. The Fed should focus on national defense, foreign relations, and protecting our constitutional rights. Let the states do everything else, as they see fit.
Dept of Education? Get rid of it.
Dept of Energy? Ditto
Farm subsidies? Ditto
Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac? Ditto
Social Security/Healthcare/welfare is up to the states to implement as they desire.