I just heard a Congressmember state that in the Federal Government Fiscal Year ending on 30 September 2018, $500 Billion was spent on Interest on the National Debt, while the Federal Government spent $50 Billion on transportation in the same budget. Ten times as much.
This is the uncomfortable and inconvenient truth about the budget. Spending is more and more about paying interest on the debt. It will become worse as long as the Federal Government spends more than it collects in taxes.
Do you want to blame someone? We are the ones who expect the government to allocate money it doesn’t have to fund a plethora of programs people clamor for. Blame yourself.