I never suggested they didn't. But the power and influence of the big (former*) investment banks is beyond anything you and vote against. Face it, they are deep into both sides and play it from both sides. Question: What percentage of the economic advisers in Washington (Senate, House & Exec) do you think come from this world? 70%? 80%? And who do you think really crafts financial policy in Washington? This isn't a partisan issue. It's just plain fact. And nothing short of a revolution is going to change it, IMO.