The iconic mental image people have is a cowboy entrepreneur striking out and taking on the big bad world on their own. But, those cowboys still need someone to support them. Even in old westerns, lonesome cowpokes had someone they could lean on. It's never been the government.
Changing policy and programs will change the economics. Government spending will go down, and production will go up. America is so innovative, that we will make up the gap in our lifetimes. The road map to change is simple. All we have to do is have the will to do it. Otherwise, debt will overwhelm us and we will be doomed.