Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Money and Politics

Some people worry a lot about money in politics. I don't worry about it too much, because I personally feel that money represents collective interests, and people have a right to spend as much as they would like campaigning for their cause that they feel is correct. What money in politics CAN tell you is why politicians of certain affiliations act the way they do or refuse to confront some issues, and you can call them on it. Courtesty of, here are the top 23 contributors to the Democrat Party (2008 election cycle):

Likewise, here are the top contributors to the Republican Party, notice that some may be the top contributors to the GOP, yet may give even more to the Dems. This data is for the 2008 election cycle as well:

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