Well, I am in Lake County and we don't have that problem :-)
But, when I was in the city I spent a ton of time in my alderman's office demanding that they support spending cuts when necessary. When they didn't (and they never did) I campaigned for their opponent. Got one of the bastards removed from office.
On a federal level, I think we're dealing with a different issue and different solution. Voting on election day is not the ONLY way to remove someone from their post......just sayin