The things that have gone on, and are currently unfolding day by day, simply illustrate how much the public does not know about their own government and process of passing laws and choosing leaders. Money? Makes no difference. The wealthy--they have all they need and will keep all they want (I support this position) they have no intention of giving up their power as it's all linked to their economic wealth. Death for those who get in the way of those who need to keep the power is just one option at their disposal. Read The Man Who Kept the Secrets -- Richard Helms and the CIA, by Thomas Powers and Gideon's Spies--the Secret History of the Mossad, by Gordon Thomas. Last and most important--read Mary's Moasic, by Peter Janney. This book should make you look at the lengths people in power will go to keep that power. All excellent reading. Should make one think about the power of many of our institutions and how inter-linked they are to the various powers structures and other governments in the world. Enjoy!