Are Financial "Adivsers" running the US? I recently saw "Inside Job" and realized (or was made to "realize") how the same circle of financial advisers has managed to stay in the white house through several presidencies, left or right. So while we bicker about left vs. right, it seems that many decisions made by both left and right presidents have this dominant fiscal component to them that tends to favor the financial sector. For examples, the foreclosure settlement. Is this really something Obama wanted or is he under immense pressure from the financial sector? Is this a real problem we should be confronting?