In every essential aspect of an advanced society, intellectual excellence and optimal talent is a necessity. Yet, the economic and social representation of American citizens is at the care of a Congress whose qualifications are no more than just raising the most money in a district. Campaign contributions have taken on an unrecognizable new life with the Citizens United ruling and the McCutcheon case of unlimited campaign contributions to be ruled on by the Supreme Court. It has become more than obvious that focus on exclusive money and not inclusive citizens is the politics of the early decades of the 21st Century in America.
This run away campaign contribution gave life to extreme GOP candidates to win seats in Congress with inept leadership skills, but allegiance to specialized interests.
China has voiced concerns on the global leadership of America in lieu of the irresponsibility of a faction of the GOP intentionally toying with impacting the global economy with a possible default.
The complexity of global balance can no longer rely on amateurs and immature governance from narrow-minded representatives. The practical means to professionally train government representatives is imperative and administered by the Congressional Management Foundation that some in Congress could use further training. If there is no vast increase in two way activities that inform citizens with factual to-the-minute data, accompanied with citizens proposals to simultaneously remove big money contributors from national policy making, this democracy experiment is doomed.