For those who say "take money out of politics" and "stop political donations": In Australia, we almost have that (in a direct way), but what happens, is family members of politicians get high-paying cushy jobs with these companies, or the politicians are promised (and get) high-paying cushy jobs after they retire/get voted out with these companies. We had our defence minister retire to a highly paid cushy job with a company who bids on creating defence-type supplies. His job was to advise the company how to talk to politicians and how to write bids to get government money for defence jobs.... Our pollies are just as corrupt as yours are in the USA, but it is generally less obvious here. I am not sure which is scarier: Knowing about the corruption while they are in office, or finding out afterwards? Plus our moronic Prime Minister dissolved most of our political corruption body. Who were investigating the defence minister mentioned above.