It was important before, but ever since the Supreme Court Of The United States did this:  http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/22/us/politics/22scotus.html it has become even more important, for those who still have faith in the political system, to become aware of exactly where elected officials are getting their cash from.

Maplight.org is an EXCELLENT resource tool.  As you scan the site, take note of which private sector interest groups are “making it rain” on the political process.

http://maplight.org/

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