When companies make contributions like this, why don't politicians just take the money and then do whatever they want anyway? The companies have no recourse to complain or get the money back do they? How does this work?
With a limit of two terms.... should only be able to vote to keep a certain person in office, but all persons in office should be selected just like jury duty.
Want to know how fucking retarded the world is. Do this. but at least it will diminish corruption from the likes of Pelosy and others who spend DECADES in their positions...
The definition of an honest politician is one who stays bought.
Nobody in politics receives a single "campaign contribution" aka "bribe". Instead, it's an ongoing revenue stream.
Lobbyists frequently lobby on behalf of a number of companies, on a number of issues. The lobbyists know which politicians can be trusted. The politicians know which lobbyists can be trusted.
That does seem somewhat cynical, and the whole business does seem a bit seedy if not sordid. But what is the alternative? Our republic seems bad, but it functions better than most other countries out there.
They'll back your opponent in the primaries/elections, and run smear campaigns on you.