The worst pipeline: from Wall St to K St. to Capitol Hill.
"Influence game: Who are the big donors, and what do they want?", Herald Tribune.
Buying politicians is a particularly great investment for the oil industry: for every $1 in campaign donations, you get $59 back in subsidies. What a bargain! That's a 5900% return on investment. (BTW, how's your 401(k) doing?)
source: Tom Smerling
image source: We Know Memes
February 5, 2012