There is now widespread awareness that our laws are being written and pushed through by corporate lobbyists, and that this legislation serves the interests of a powerful few while often being openly destructive for most of us.
There is also growing awareness of the deep, entrenched and pervasive conflicts of interest present in our legislative processes, from corporate financing and selection of politicians and laws to revolving door political, regulatory, judicial, and other corporate appointments.
However, the depths of this corporate takeover are still not commonly fully understood. The United States government, all state governments, local governments, all regulatory agencies, and the IRS are all private, for-profit corporations, as these government bodies have incorporated in the wake of the Great Depression. The United States of America was formally bankrupted on March 9, 1933, and the government was dissolved and replaced by a corporation under the control of the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. As private, for-profit corporations, they keep two sets of books — one for budgeting and one comprehensive financial report — which differ wildly. Funds held by these government corporations are allowed to be invested for profit (of shareholders), which allows for widespread financial conflicts of interests for regulatory bodies.
The following resources provide information about the depth of some of the financial and legislative fraud which is occurring, as well as proposing remedies.
Documentary and Video
The Corporation Nation (3:13:57)