I have an idea to fix a good chunk of issues. Please give a reason why this would not be a great idea and how it would BLOCK progress in America. The government is "of the people, by the people, for the people." but it seems as though it is not the case in today’s world. Let’s knock down some walls. If you notice this means that the government actually "works for us" meaning we are their employers and it should be treated as such. I propose this: The only source of income for our government leaders should be a set payment by our government voted on by its people. Meaning no outside investments, hand outs, or funding for any part of our government from private sectors. Also any person running for any form of office should have a set budget for campaign set by the government to ensure an equal race based on the candidate, not the funding. Closing: I see any funding not from the government to our government officials as a conflict of interest. Anything done without the consent of the people should be seen as treason as that was what this country was based on. For the people. Die on your feet or live on your knees. Just to throw this out there: Fascism is the merger of corporation with government.