Congressman John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in history, has some thoughts on dysfunction in Congress.
Specifically, according to Bloomberg News, "Dingell said a chief source of the slowdown in policymaking is the Supreme Court's 'Citizens United' ruling that removed limits on independent political spending by corporations and union that spawned the Super-PACs that now exert so much influence in campaigns."
He went on to say that "History will show there is a very selfish game going on and our government has been largely put up for sale."
It's no surprise then that Congressman Dingell is a cosponsor of the Government By the People Act (HR 20), a bill introduced by Congressman John Sarbanes that would increase political participation and give everyday people a bigger voice in politics. It would go a long way toward taking politicians off the market.