|IF IT WERE NOT FOR POLITICIANS|
|THESE TWO GUYS WOULD HAVE TO THROW THEIR MONEY DOWN THE LAS VEGAS RAT HOLE|
That is quintessential stercus taurorum.
It is the United States' national pastime to pass laws first so that the special interests who don't like the law that is passed will funnel more bribe money into the government so that the law will go unenforced and after a decade or so be tagged as broken because two rich guys are bribing the life out of it.
Mr and Mrs Politician will then blame the rich guys for throwing so much money around that the ones greedily getting the money in a frenzy of venal avarice have neither the time nor the will to govern.
So, all you pretzel bent, corkscrew twisted hand-wringing shards of the broken government rest assured that we of the used and abused hoi-poll-oi are on to you. It would be nice to be able to escape to the moon or some such other place, perhaps even another galaxy. There we would at least have the joy of being the source of wonderment at being so awfully EG (extra-galactic) that we might nearly forget where we came from and why we left in the first place.
So, Mr and Mrs Politician. The government is not broken. It's being waterboarded by you all. If you were all true servants of the people, the Koch brothers and the rest of the plutocracy would have no power. But your insatiable appetite for more, drives you to help them redistribute their wealth in your direction in exchange for whatever favors you can throw their way.
That's not "broken government" it is "immoral government." Legal, yes, but as any 1st year philosophy student will tell you, "legal" does not equate with "moral."