Democracy in America has now clearly become a game only for the rich; what with PACs having no spending caps it is now the Corporate Sector that owns the election process.
Voters of the left and right should be dismayed ... democracy for them is essentially over.
I'm reminded of Ancient Rome, where the elite bickered and murdered and negotiated among themselves in Rome, oblivious that the empire was collapsing and that only the common soldier, totally divorced from political power, held the empire together by a thin thread.
The second measure Congress snuck into the spending the bill will be more galling to some, because it amounts to a pay raise for the two unpopular political parties: It raises the $32,400 maximum that donors could give the Democratic National Committee or Republican National Committee to a whopping $324,000 per year, gutting what's left of the McCain-Feingold campaign-finance law. The Washington Post says this was inserted on page 1,599 of a 1,603-page bill (!!!).