The United States govt has only 3 or 4 duties, per the Constitution. Dealing with societal issues isn't one of them.
Creating solutions to problems for the greater good is the very reason that governments exist - no matter at what level it is done.
I disagree about healthcare and education. Those are not 'rights.' They're desirable, but it isn't for me or anybody else to pay for your healthcare or education via our tax dollars. If you took out a loan for higher education, it is your responsibility, not mine, to repay it. I paid mine. Everyone I know paid off their college or trade school loans. Today's 'entitled' generation seems to want it all for free.
I am not bashing the USA. I'm merely pointing out the differences that I experienced while living there versus my experiences living in other countries.
The US is the exception in regards to healthcare and education policies and economics.
I live in a nation where I only have to pay 40 euros per year to participate in the very high quality nationalized healthcare system. Education was completely free for me - for all in fact. Students do not need to take out any education loans here.
When I lived in the USA, my "take home" pay after benefits and tax deductions was always less, at the same gross pay level, than what it is here in Europe by a few hundred euros. So you Americans are paying much more, but receiving less for your dollars spent. The bottom line is that I was "richer" when living in, what you would call, a socialist country.
What works for a tree hugging, greenie, vegetarian, tofu eating transgender in Callifornia will not work for a lumberjack in Maine.
I understand your point of view. I agree that many with those ideologies are deliberately obnoxious, particularly on social media. "Culture wars" thingy.
I disagree about healthcare and education. Those are not 'rights.'
It depends upon what citizens want from their political & government systems.
As I said, too many people, too many agendas, no possibility of consensus, different sides not interested in solutions for the common good - but instead focusing only upon destroying their perceived enemies.