Re: Festering swamp rats!
The root of the problem is two fold, no term limits and the ruling that corporations are people too.
No term limits means you have lifers in government with no real skills, so their only goal is to get re-elected, if they happen to achieve something useful along the way that's purely by accident.
The second one though is the bigger issue. Campaign funding is out of control. Corporations and individuals dumping millions into the pockets of legislators under the excuse of "free speech" can only lead to corruption and cronyism. Outlaw corporate donations, do away with super pacs and all the other ways they use to funnel money into campaigns. Limit each registered voter to a maximum $1000 donation per election, that's it. no more, no back door financial shenanigans. The benefits would be "yuge"! Elections wouldn't last 2 years because no one could afford it, and corporations and lobbyists would have greatly reduced influence over government.