There are certain committees, congressmembers love getting on-- and sometimes pay to get on-- especially the committees that play a role in regulating big-money industries, like Agriculture, the Military Industrial Complex, Health Care and, most of all, Finance. Finance has paid out bigger bribes to Congress than any other sector-- by far. Since 1989, the Finance/Insurance/Real Estate sector has ponied up $1,710,713,286 in congressional races. This cycle, they've given $135,085,054 so far. The numbers are so big, they're almost incomprehensible. But to the banksters, this kind of cash is an investment, an investment that pays enormous dividends-- like, for example, the repeal of Glass-Steagall, which helped make lots of millionaires multimillionaires and some multimillionaires into billionaires. It was also very lucrative for a number of congressmen, particularly members of the House Financial Services Committee.