Robert Reich has a scorching account of how big money drives politics to work for the monied few. His listing of who benefits from the spending bill trillion dollar travesty is boggling. And because of the lifted limits on campaign contributions, more of this is on the way. It may be premature to lament the demise of our democracy, but the signs are not good.
... As wealth continues to concentrate at the top, individuals and entities with lots of money have greater political power to get favors from government – like the rollback of the Dodd-Frank law and the accumulation of additional corporate welfare. These favors, in turn, further entrench and expand the wealth at the top.
When Democrats vote for such a bill you know that we - that is, the American public - are in trouble.
Read more in Reich's essay on alternet.org.