Wealth and political power

"Extremely concentrated wealth then distorts public decision making, as lobbyists -- largely serving a minority of wealthy interests -- outnumber by more than two dozen to one those representatives elected by citizens to serve their interests."

Source: Center for Responsive Government, Open Secrets web site, Lobbying Database, http://www.opensecrets.org/lobbyists/ Accessed March 14, 2009.

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