Originally Posted by kappys
Chicken vs. Egg - Corporations are heavily funding politicians to ensure that their corporations continue to reap benefits from government, politicians continue to accept corporate money because it is the only way to compete/win in an election. Either public financing or severe limitations on government influence on corporations might help to clean this mess up - but in either case where is the incentive in a system that feeds on itself and excludes the American people from decision making.
Yeah if you look at world history its pretty tough to argue that political corruption began with the influence of large corporations.