It's not as complicated as you might think, why 46 of the richest Americans are spending insane amounts of money trying to buy the election this year.
Take a look at the chart below, courtesy of Mother Jones, from the 2012 Wisconsin Recall election:
Two-thirds of the money that propelled Walker to victory wasn't even from Wisconsin. But the companies that are likely to reap the benefits of things like reduced regulation, and less taxes? They're either invested in Wisconsin - or looking to pull jobs from somewhere else, and move them to Wisconsin.
Which doesn't make America stronger. It just means we're stealing jobs from each other - while the richest make a fortune from our politics, buying their companies less regulation, while buying their way out of paying taxes.
All of this is thanks to the deregulation of campaign finance, brought about by Citizens United. And even if the Supreme Court uses the case in Montana to take another look at Citizens United, they won't likely make any changes before the 2012 elections happen this fall.
As Bill Moyers and Michael Winship said recently, "if there are any of you left out there with millions to burn, better buy your candidate now..." While we still have a government left for them to steal.