In a Center for Public Integrity investigation, a number of U.S. companies supported politically active nonprofits with at least $173 million in just one year. The campaign-finance system is corrupt so that laws that affect the corporations and special interests groups are aligned with the interests of who is paying the most money. The voices of everyday citizens get muffled in the process. This is not democracy, and it needs to change with recognizing that change needs to occur for the sake of our nation. Closing corporate tax loopholes, increasing the power of small-amount contributions, and supporting public financing or publicly funded elections are a few ways to tackle the issue. A solution needs to be in effect even if it invites more competition for officials who hold office, which could be the reason for a resistance to change the current state among lawmakers.