7th Feb 2012

Do those who pay, have the influence?

In our last post we showed how corporations and those with money can substantially influence the political landscape. Some might argue, that this is they way how capitalism should work: those who have more money should also have more influence, since they also pay more taxes. Right?

But here is the bummer: They don’t! As you can see by the graphic below which we got from this blog post the poorest 20 percent pay a multiple of the tax the richest 1 percent pays. However, it is very obvious that those 1 percent have a lot more influence in Americas oligarchy.

(Data Source: http://assetsandopportunity.org/scorecard/)