I keep seeing headlines that the approval of Congress is at an all time low. And yet the last time it was at an all time low we kicked out a bunch of them and elected Tea Party candidates, and things got worse. Far worse. What’s a voter to do?
Answer: the problem isn’t the people elected to Congress, it is the money system that makes politicians beholden to special interests with money. The Supreme Court made things much worse with the Citizen’s United decision, which opened up the campaign contribution floodgates. Now we have SuperPACs on top of PACs on top of tax-exempt organizations for political donations (that’s right, your taxes are funding the donations of the rich and powerful).