Two rules could fix this:
1) No off-the-record conversations about pending legislation (ex parte communication). It is simply unfair... more »
We need to shift to commodities and solid assests in regions where suitcases of cash are regular occurances. If we are not able to secure standards in accounting for liquid assets we cannot verify proper use of resources.
Only rich people can afford to run for office. Rich people do not represent the people. They represent only the rich. They take from the poor and spend it on themselves. Allow poor people to compete for office. They will spend less money because they won't be siphoning it off to the rich.