As burrkitty said,”Self dealing is corruption. While we are at it stop it from former employees as well. The lobbyists that flit back and forth from government to industry at higher and higher pay by promoting their corporate owners in no-bid government contracts has got to stop too.”
While we are at it, we need to stop all donations. These government officials are supposed to represent the people...not special interest groups and corporations. Give each candidate a specific amount to run their campaign on. Disallow any additional funds. Let them run on an equal amount. Level the playing field.