The last NYT/CBS poll before the 2016 Presidential election found a stunning 82% of the people “DISGUSTED” with the campaign. In an Associated Press poll in April, 2016, 78% were “Dissatisfied/Angry” with “The way the federal government is working.” And 62% felt the same way about their state and local governments. A November 2015 Pew Research survey found only 24% trusted government “always or most of the time.” The lowest since 1958 when the number was 73%.
In 2015, 71% of Virginia Delegates ran unopposed. And 100% of incumbents were reelected. Did they really do that good a job?
Clearly, something is wrong. Can this situation be improved? Here are four Reforms for improvement.