A current Congressman stated:
““I won’t dispute for one second the problems of a system that demands immense amount of fund-raisers by its legislators. It’s appalling, it’s disgusting, it’s wasteful and it opens the possibility of conflicts of interest and corruption. It’s unfortunately the world we live in.”
He did so in the context of Wall Street lobbyists writing legislation that softened financial reform. The piece personifies America's Government-Corporate Monstrosity, which morphed from President Eisenhower's Military-Industrial Complex due to trillions in federal steroids.