Fantastic chart, very consistent with my view that politics has been utterly corrupted by dirty corporate money.
If you want to understand why the Banks and investment houses are so influential in DC, why Financial Regulation was so milquetoast (or why Deregulation occurred in the first place), look no further:
Top Corporations Aid U.S. Chamber of Commerce Campaign
ERIC LIPTON, MIKE McINTIRE and DON VAN NATTA Jr.
NYT, October 21, 2010
Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. If you could repeat previously discredited memes or steer the conversation into irrelevant, off topic discussions, it would be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous.