The Sunlight Foundation reported 17 Americans gave more than $500,000 each to political campaigns and political action committees in the 2010 midterm elections.
The donor elite of both parties tend to live in big cities — especially New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles.
It'd be interesting to see their return on investment from federal business as well as their effective tax rates. Donations likely drive continued tax avoidance.
Seventeen political finance heavyweights garner what in return, besides Bush Pioneer and Obama Bundler status? They train 'em well in D.C.
Are we really building a better America?