The Center for Public Integrity is out with a piece detailing who donated to President Obama's second inaurguation. After largely rejecting big money from corporations, unions, and special interests for his first inauguaral celebration, this time he no such qualms, with more than $18 million coming from those entitities.
From the article:
"Many of the companies and unions that donated to the president's 2013 inauguration rank among the most powerful government lobbying forces in the nation, collectively spending hundreds of millions of dollars attempting to influence federal policy since Obama first took office."
It's clear that these interests will throw their money around in any way possible to weild influence in Washgington, D.C. And the President's about face on big money isn't helping.