(via Infographic: Who’s Paying for the President? | Policy on GOOD)
In the first presidential debate, President Obama relentlessly tried and failed to convince the audience that Mitt Romney’s fiscal policies would only benefit wealthy individuals. He would have succeeded if he had made the point that Romney’s super PAC has raised four times as much as his with the help of hedge fund managers and CEOs, or if he’d mentioned that the top five funders to Romney’s campaign are all notorious big banks. Money speaks louder than rhetoric, especially to the 87 percent of Americans who think government corruption should be the next president’s priority, but neither candidate brought it up.