George Carlin called them "The Owners of this country"
If we get another gun-grabbing communist in the White House with enough grinning lackeys & sycophants in Congress, you can simply call them Massa. They hold the note on Uncle Sam, and they profit off both sides of every war that's fought. This is why elections rarely change anything for the better.
Government could get rid of them with the stroke of a pen, but someone would pay with their life.