There is corruption everywhere, both in the public and private sector. This isn't limited to government. There is always more that can be done to fight corruption, but as people grow smarter and learn new tricks, fighting it gets harder. This is a battle that will never be completely won, but it can certainly be improved.
The U.S. government seems to have a growing problem with corruption. Yes, corruption can be difficult to stop. Especially, when someone has a powerful ally that has the ability to grant them special favors. However, this cannot be used as an excuse to turn a blind eye to corruption in our government. The American people must not tolerate such behavior by government officials. Voters must hold politicians accountable by throwing them out of office when they stand in the way of governmental reforms aimed at fighting public corruption. In short, corruption can be combated further in the U.S. government, but it will take the will of the voters to do anything about it.
Too many are no longer afraid of being served justice with reduced sentencing due to prison over crowding and privatization. Keeping a convicted person in prison for a deadly crime is profitable for the private prison owner. Justice is not served when a murderer is allowed to live out a long life with three square meals and family visits when a loved one is buried six feet under for the remainder of their families lives.
Government and corruption go hand in hand. Wherever there is power, there is corruption. Fighting it is tricky, though, and requires awareness and dedication. The American public has become so apathetic that it will be even more difficult to fight the corruption so rampant in our federal government, but if our citizens would pay attention and learn to care about the things going wrong it could be done. We have to elect new leaders, from outside the DC establishment, and hold them accountable for the decisions they make and the things they do. We have to remember that elected officials are our servants, not our rulers.