Hold Elected Politicians Responsible
It has been said, “Washington is corrupt and corrupting. It is a corrupt system of giving, taking, horse trading and backroom deals often primarily to the financial or political benefit of Elected Politicians and not to overall good of the US.
Look at the US Tax Code, the primary source of revenue for the US. It is overly and unnecessarily complicated. Even well-educated taxpayers cannot complete their tax returns and properly compute their taxes. It is filled with loopholes and special deductions for special interests. These special interests are often big contributors to Elected Politician and/or can influence voting blocks where their interest may diverge from the US or be unfair to other taxpayers.
Washington is corrupting in that it is difficult to succeed there without becoming corrupted and part of “the old boy network.” Some capable, well-intended, individuals have been elected to office only to witness the true realities and conflicts of Washington. More frequently than not, Elected Politician need to compromise principles and go along to get along or leave town! Many of the good ones do not want to be corrupted and leave! And, we are left with ?