Our country should be led by politicians making decisions based on integrity and consideration for the greater good. However, the link above illustrates how this is not always the case. Countless numbers of politicians and people in positions of power have been caught taking bribes in attempt to ultimately sway the opinions and thoughts of the public. Marx discusses this idea of control. He states that material wealth controls influence therefore, controls peoples ideas on issues. This is a serious problem in our society that needs to be addressed. Material wealth should not give someone power to impact our daily lives and beliefs. Our legislation should be based on morality rather than the power of money.