I believe some of the people elected into office are using to support themselves for when they get voted/term limited out.
Did you hear about one of the top members of the FCC who approved the relaxing of FCC regulations to allow for more consolidated ownership? She got a job with the company she just voted to relax laws on. Viacom? Paramount? Comcast? One of them.
How many people from Goldman-Sachs work(ed) in the FTC or Treasury?