Before we can run, we must learn to walk, and before that, learn to crawl.
We are our own agent of change. We are our own "Obamas" and "Ron Pauls", whose names you have suggested.
It is "we", who holds the future in our very own hands. For if "we" can not fathom the profound stake that is ours to have in the nation building process, then I fear that our very own existence as an independent Sovereign country may be a lost cause in the eyes of its majority members.
For starters, I can not support the idea of a "compulsory" annuity (or National Lifelong Income Scheme), even with its latest tweaks/offerings. Neither should you, but then again, that choice is yours (and yours alone) to make.