“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.

Campaign Contributions

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.

Law Firms

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.

Coordinating Bodies

This is where the policy issues are often hashed out – the goal is a consensus across many sectors.

The Top Think Tanks