“We must make our choice. We may have democracy or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we can’t have both.” ~ Louis Brandeis
The federal government depends on a wide variety of private parties to implement and manage numerous financial functions. They have a significant impact on development of plans, budgets and policies as well as operations and implementation.
Watch campaign contributions and PAC donors to see how the money works behind each Senator, Congressman and Candidate. Over time you will notice that contributions tend to flow in from capital gains and income generated by federal finances.
Attorney-client privilege is behind the secret sauce of making the Washington financial ecosystem go.
The Top Contractors
Government employees do not run many aspects of the federal government – private companies do. In one sense the US government no longer enjoys information, operational and financial sovereignty.
- Top 100 Contractors of the US Government
- Federal Government Procurement Data System – Top 100 Report
- Top 100 IT Contractors
- Top 250 International Construction
This is where the policy issues are often hashed out – the goal is a consensus across many sectors.
- The Council on Foreign Relations – Executive Committee
- Bilderberg Group
- The Trilateral Commission
- The Bohemian Grove
- World Economic Forum – Davos