Center Executive Director Bill Buzenberg opines on The Guardian's website about the special interests bankrolling the new 12-member Super Congress. With so much money jockeying for position, it's doubtful the public interest will be well served.
"The legalised system of quasi-bribery known as the American campaign finance system allows millions of dollars to flow from individuals and corporations to support federal candidates. Not a single member of Congress attains a coveted seat without the monetary support of key special interests. Those favours must be repaid – either in helpful legislation, or protection from taxation and other federal interference."