"We're governed not just by people who screw up constantly, but by people who can't help but screw up constantly. So long as the government is this large and overweening, no amount of effort at securing smarter people or "better" rules will do any good: Incompetence is built into the system."
Until We the People reign in the government we can expect more of the same, with the corresponding erosion of our rights and freedoms. Reigning it in won't be enough though. The People need to remain engaged in what their purported representatives in Washington are doing. As a wise man once said, "the price of liberty is eternal vigilance".