Things You Learn By Reading
'Since 2000, the finance sector has funneled a total of $2.84 billion directly into the political system, $961 million in donations to candidates and political parties, $1.88 billion in publicly disclosed lobbying expenditures to influence Congress and the executive branch.'
--From former Washington Post reporter Tom Edsall's eye-opening new piece in the Huffingtonpost. The emphasis was ours. Look for future installments of TYLBR.