Resolved: Democrats, Republicans Both Take Huge Donations from Wall St

Republicans accuse Democrats of being neck deep in the pockets of Wall Street. Democrats accuse Republicans of being neck deep in the pockets of Wall Street. Who's right? Everybody.

Politicians often do this thing where they take a lot of money from people with a lot of money, and bankers do have a lot of money.* A cynic might call this practice "endemic." It would seem more with the times to call it "bipartisan." Let's agree to drop the issue of who's deeper in Wall Street's pockets by clicking the graph below and moving on with the merits of reform.

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(graph via Klein)

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*Financial industry profits, via Krugman:

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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