Over time, AIG hasn't shown an especially partisan streak, splitting evenly the $9.3 million it has contributed since 1989. In the last election cycle, though, 68 percent of contributions associated with the company went to Democrats. Two senators who chair committees charged with overseeing AIG and the insurance industry, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), are among the top recipients of AIG contributions. Baucus chairs the Senate Finance Committee and has collected more money from AIG in his congressional career than from any other company--$91,000. And with more than $280,000, AIG has been the fourth largest contributor to Dodd, who chairs the Senate's banking committee. President Obama and his rival in last year's election, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), are also high on the list of top recipients.
Most politicians are wholly owned subsidiaries of their fatcat special interest contributors. This goes for politicians of both major parties. They have been propping up their friends and contributors on Wall Street, banks, big corporations and elsewhere for decades.
Not to mention the revolving door between government and these big corporations.
This will continue on until people get a clue that both parties do this. All the rhetoric by the GOP about being for free markets and all the rhetoric from the Democrats about being for the little guy is just bull.
Here is Chris Dodd being forced to admit his role in allowing the AIG bonuses: