The major difference between the US and the EU is the mentality of the people.
If you can't get a job here in the EU, you blame not yourself, not the stupid rules that create a stalemate, but you blame the people that are successful. You call those perceived problems fancy names like nepotism,. So you yourself are obviously not responsible and call for government intervention to help you out at the expense of the successful. And all that that does is create what it set out to destroy.
In the USA the mentality is still that you are the master of your own success. But socialists like Obama are rapidly creating an society where being successful is a bad thing, because you know; "You didn't build that, somebody else made that happen." and it's time you pay those other people their due diligence.
If you continue down that road, you will wind up exactly like the EU. Blaming everybody else but yourself for your own failures and where success depends highly on government protection (nepotism).