Good Question. I think that most of the truly elite prefer to stay in the shadows and let some other guy take the arrows for them For example Obama just gave 2 billion to Petrobas in Brazil for drilling for oil. Guess who one of the biggest investors in Petrobas is ? Yup ! George Soros. But politicians on both sides of the aisle are bought by somebody. That is why I love the Tea Party. They are as fed up with this as the rest of us !