So how do we get rid of all that disgusting corruption?
The cow is out of the corral, E. The Founders LIMITED government for just this reason; they admitted to themselves that power (money and status) corrupts, and concocted a Document to limit corruption if effect.
As our well-intentioned, altruistic government/collective empathy has eroded those limitations, the corruption enters. And now that the Obama Socialist ideological government has went all in re the 'social justice' "spread the wealth around" business, societal demands for ABSOLUTE ECONOMIC JUSTICE from the 'proletariat' assures the progression...and also that the smart folk are going where the money is. Straight to the mechanism that has the money. DC.
It's gonna have to crash, buddy. Like when your computer locks up. Shutdown and reboot. The best that we can hope for is that when that crash comes, honest leaders will step forward lead by persuasion...instead of manipulating ignorant voters. Of course, the Catch 22....how do you 'persuade' an IGNORANT individual, especially if they believe that they have a moral right to *equality*. Obviously...we can't. So the transition will require and Authoritarian government for a given period, while the societal fireworks shoot off.
Obama et al plays the musical chairs game; they plan on being the ideological group in power, when the collapse happens. Why do you think he's spending like a drunken sailor, with no plan to stop? But they know that an armed populous will shut their plans down....so...as you see...it's become all about the guns. Herding cats...never works for long. Cats like freedom too much.
Bottom line...corruption 'gets rid' of itself. Strategize for collapse and Authoritarian government to the best of your ability, and watch a fascinating and challenging epoch in human history.