due to the government's failure to ever fix anything

It's really their perception the government has never fixed anything. The US government is actually damned good at fixing things, but there has always been lots of opposition. For example, getting Moderna financed so they could do all the vaccine creation steps at the same time, instead of taking the usual slow low-financial-risk approach? They got the vaccine made in record-breaking time, because of government actions. And that was TRUMP's administration! All of the initial steps toward creating mRNA vaccines were funded by US government grants, and as a result we are that much closer to the biomedical singularity.

We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.