The Founders Warned You
The main trouble with federal control is corruption closely followed by mismanagement. The higher you go up today's federal ladder the more corrupt you are apt to be. It is the way of human nature. The greedy power hungry few always claw to the top whilst you and I are content to make a few bucks to take care of our families. The only power we care about is that which we hope flows through the electric lines. Today's federal elite are a pool of individuals that would make the Roman nobility blush. Ask regular bureaucrats and they will confirm this if they are honest. They have to work with the scum of the Federal Registry.
Now the good news. This cesspool of federal corruption is about to come to an end. If you can just survive the next several years I think life will get pretty good. The reason is the game these crooks play cannot be paid for anymore and they now squabble amongst themselves in vain attempts to "save" the system. But they are doomed. These central power mongers, which you were warned about by the founders, have woven a trap too complex to unwind. We are an economic house of cards falling to the bottom. But if you forget about all your faux investments and plan for the future then things will get better.
Your main concerns should be food, water, housing and protection. Everybody will be hording soon and this will be the final nail in the central planners' coffin. It is the signal that the people have lost all faith in the leadership and the current system. If there is enough of us who understand the economics of the Constitution then we can decentralize and prosper in peace once more. If the majority remains an ignorant mob watching TV and playing video games then they play right into the hands of the central planners. These snakes will do as they have always done and use violence and deception to try to maintain control. Lots of luck tyrants. This avalanche is going to be a tough one to get out in front of.