This "get your own" dream the Republicans have foisted on the American people does not work except for a few. Anyone who believes it can work for everyone has never played Monopoly. Unregulated free market capitalism can only produce one result, someone will hold a monopoly of all assets.
More than a few churches have helped with this false hope through the "prosperity gospel", God will reward the holist among us, if your rich it's good, your doing his work, the more you get the better person you are.
Bust the unions - cut or flatten out the real income of American workers. Corporations and governments cut retirement and health plans, then tell workers "hey your in charge of it, go to the market and invest" with the scalpers and commissioned advisers and what will the retiring masses face? Poverty. Many of the nations elderly are facing a feudal future, fend for yourself, beg if you must. Read a little about the feudal system, it endured far longer than capitalism has so far, and it worked nicely for the wealthy, so well they are going to bring it back.