The second portion of the threatening American political system is the influence of money in politics. It has been proven, throughout the years, that large amounts of money are needed to successfully run for any position of office. If you are unable to raise enough money, you will most likely lose your party’s nomination and/or lose the election. It’s been identified that the two key players in politics are the super rich and corporate lobbyists, thus supporting the idea that money filters out any political candidates who are liberal. Both parties have to raise a lot of money and this money that they are given usually comes from financially prosperous entrepreneurs, that more commonly than not hold conservative views on important topics such as tax reform, economic regulation, etc. Consequently, this causes an increasing amount of political candidates with views that are widely accepted among the financial world, these being conservative views, and a significant decrease in candidates with liberal views. As the role of money grows among the United States political world, so does the desire of politicians to “please” others in order to receive financial aid when needed, particularly in elections. Many politicians nowadays must cater their votes, opinions, and statements according to their funders beliefs and are constantly considering the financial repercussions of their actions. This is part to blame because of the role large corporations and the wealthy who invest heavily in politics have. Without them, there would be no elections. But even so, our political climate is catered heavily to policies and laws that will ultimately benefit those financial donors. This is why our political climate has migrated so far to the right throughout the past years. There has been a rise of dependency on those big donors and corporate lobbyists who demand that the policies and laws lean in their favor. As a result, the left side of America’s political climate has been forced to readjust their stance on many issues, particularly the economic issues. They have been faced with the problem of whether or not they should tame their more traditional democratic views established years ago and adapt to views that will ultimately earn them more financial backing, or stick with the original leftist views and stray from modifying into the middle ground of economic issues that please more of the wealthy, republican donors and lobbyists.