It is very clear that the current ruling clique in Washington, DC has very little agenda to really help any part of the country expect for their direct supporters, mostly the very rich and a few special interest groups like the NRA or Anti-Tax movement.
What can been done about it ?
Here are a number of Democrats groups working to flip congress in the 2018 fall elections
More stories and details about what is needed
Why is this happening:
If you have any question about this being a recent strategy you need to read Republican strategy papers dating back into the 1980’s, specifically the Powell Memo: