“It isn’t personal corruption. No one is stuffing money into freezers (at least not a lot of people are). It isn’t that Senator Ben Nelson or Senator Orrin Hatch is a bad person. It’s that we have built a system that is built on systemic corruption.
The only way you can get elected is by doing the bidding of huge donors. And those donors can control the process entirely because of the unlimited amount of money they can spend….
“How often does money control the outcome? An overwhelming amount of the time. The candidate with more money wins 93% of the time on the House side and 94% of the time on the Senate side.”