JMO but I think our problem today is not so much the corrupt and sleazy elected members of Congress, we have always had that.
Our problem today is that the majority of the media, about 95%, no longer expose the corruption if it is one of their own “friends”, that just happens to be the entire Democrat Party.
From a low-life like Menendez on up to our enshrined messiah in our White House. Any bad press is obscured or turned into a good thing by lies. Think Benghazi.
We have a very large pool of low information voters, that have no idea what “truth” is and are kept in the dark by our so-called free media. Until these folks start to have their own pockets picked, they have no idea what a fair share is.