I think the political decay comes in when those interest groups really use their power to veto things not in their interest. This carried interest provision — which allows hedge fund managers to be taxed only at 15 percent where everyone else has to pay closer to 40 percent ... nobody justifies this except a very small group of people, politically, but we can’t get rid of it because that group is well-funded enough to veto the kind of legislation we’d need to change the law. People perceive this on the left and the right. The Trump supporters and the Sanders supporters don’t like hedge fund managers and the oligarchs that populate American politics and are struggling to solve the problem.
That last sentence. There's your common ground to start building bridges over.