When you see pictures of "rival" politicians playing golf together and when you see that both sides are funded by the same corporations, you know that there's a big issue. The puppet masters give us the illusion of choice but there's none. In capitalism, everything is bought by the top of the pyramid. It's only logical that politicians are bought too. In fact, they are bought even before their career begins, when they are mere students invited in clubs and selected to become politicians because they display the highest degree of corruptibility. Any opponent of the corporations will be ridiculed in their media and would never stand a chance.