The CEO takeover of our nation flourished during the Clinton/Bush administrations. It wasn't just the well-worn ruts through the White House and congress.. Please remember those fertile issuances of stock-options that propelled big political donations, that propelled more issuances and more donations, etc.
It spread like wildfire from a few corporations as compensation-substitutes, to thousands of other corporation executives. Shareowners not receiving the issuances, the general public, pensioners, investors, consumers and others are still footing their bill. Now we have a market with a jello-like foundation.
Only voters, transcending political party affiliation this year can elect a president and members of congress who will get us out of the ruts.