You are very right @practicalthoughts, the state is in a wider view the embodiment of all the Politicians themselves. 99% of them know about these issues but they turn a blind eye to it all.
The bigger equation is POWER(in many facets) and Greed of all those working for the states and nation at large. Money, Money and more money..
They sure enough want to track every move we make with every penny, it is time they face the same scrutiny.
Yes.. Follow the paper trail..
We must fight this ever creeping cloud of corruption.
Thank you @practicalthoughts for this top class comment and I was happy to hear from you.