I'm a capitalist. DIRT is a capitalist company. We believe in quid pro quo. If you are honest, you want value for value. We believe in 'doing no harm'.
Without being too cryptic, the rules are different for political officials. The compensation is legacy and statesmanship, not monetary comp. This is what you signed up for. If you are 'an elected official' and you require 'grease' to do the job that you were elected to do, you are not "PART of the problem"... you are headed to a special place in Hell.
Let the ride be swift, and the traffic be light.