Completely unsurprised. Our country is a republic. People supposedly intended to represent us, but largely in office because they had the money to campaign and everyone with scruples is too busy trying to earn a living, make decisions on our behalf constantly. Of course, the downside is that no one with the money to run for office actually knows what it's like to be the average Joe Schmoe American living off food stamps, trying to get live-saving medical treatment, worrying about my uneducated kids thanks to the horrendous educational system, and wondering why all my work has been outsourced to India and China. Hence, no matter who is elected, we're still boned.
The only way to get an honest person in office is to make it illegal for anyone who WANTS the job, to HAVE the job. Instead, we have electoral boards that review every American citizen as a possible candidate and then choose based on actual credentials and abilities.