More and more cash is being funneled into political campaigns by sources that go to great lengths to hide their identity. I suspect the Romney campaign won't be the last to be the recipient of this kind of shenanigan. The upshot is the ordinary citizen is marginalized. The country is becoming more of a plutocracy. Who are the pols going to listen to --you and me, or the clink of campaign cash?
In brief the story says:
A mystery company that pumped $1 million into a political committee backing Mitt Romney has been dissolved just months after it was formed, leaving few clues as to who was behind one of the biggest contributions yet of the 2012 presidential campaign.
The existence of the million-dollar donation — as gleaned from campaign and corporate records obtained by NBC News — provides a vivid example of how secret campaign cash is being funneled in ever more circuitous ways into the political system.
The company, W Spann LLC, was formed in March by a Boston lawyer who specializes in estate tax planning for “high net worth individuals,” according to corporate records and the lawyer’s bio on her firm’s website.
The corporate records provide no information about the owner of the firm, its address or its type of business.