The increase of corporation’s influence on government of the United States has been dramatic over the years. Lobbyists and special interest groups representing corporations have mushroomed and so has their influence. Many are supportive of this trend and believe that money is free speech. This has led to the government representing corporations more than it represents people. The gap between rich and poor is at one of the highest rates in the history of the United States and is increasing. The influence and power of the corporation is detrimental to our democracy, but the problem is one that can be solved.