I'll go further. I would completely exterminate "Citizens United" and set strict limits as to the amounts - harshly enforced and punished. What we have now is just a system of bribery.
No.One law?? Unquestionably the 16th Amendment to the Constitution. That amendment is the root of everything that we now find objectionable about government. Take away the ability to levy taxes by Congress, and suddenly all the malfeasance stops. No money=no corruption.
Not exactly what I was saying. The ability of government to control such a large amount of the economy in the private sector by manipulation of tax law didn't exist until the passage of the 16th, or at least not to anything close to the extent. There is a reason the tax code is a book the size of a coffee table. If that does't exist, corporations and wealthy individuals will be far less interested in contributing large sums of money to political campaignsNo.
We still would have to overhaul all the laws controlling elections and "contributions", and close the revolving door. Any congresscritter caught voting or creating bills to benefit himself or his cronies or using knowledge of upcoming congressional "activity" to do a little insider trading, should go to prison.
The same laws against conflict of interest and revolving doors and insider trading and emoluments should hold for them, and presidents, and high ranking military officers. THAT is where all the malfeasance is. This is the shit they line their pockets with, not taxes. Taxes are too closely watched and are a deliberate misdirection.