Lobbyists are the target each election. But nothing every changes.
lobbying in the US has been protected by supreme court decisions since the late 1800's. a problem what started out small and has only gotten exponentially worst as the concentration of wealth and power in the US has reached record levels.
William F. Buckley describes a conservative as, "someone who stands athwart history, yelling Stop." - and then proceeds to drag civilization back to times best left in history's dungheap.