The goverment does need to be more accountable to the people, and here's the perfect example. In the wake of the Newtown massacre, 90% of the American people wanted stronger laws to curb gun violence. But overeall, gun laws across the nation were weakened, not strengthened. How can anyone say that government listens to the people instead of powerful, well-financed special interest groups?
The past 15 years have shed light on how sad we have become as a nation. The 90's were a great time and all of sudden things were not. The housing market crash and most of the issues, needed to be avoided. We all know the budget needs to be cut, they just need to do it.
The problem is not really the government. Everyone complains about 'the government,' but not one bit of the government exists without the general approval of the people. Things like term limits would not be needed if the voters held their representatives accountable. There are people that remain in office for no other reason other than name recognition. Incumbency is an indication that the people approve of the devil they know.
Yes, I would definitely like to see the United States government be more accountable to it's people. I think there have often been calls for transparency when dealing with the government. I understand that there are things that need to remain secret for reasons of national security, but they should be more forward with what they are doing to their own innocent citizens, like spying.