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Noam Chomsky: Republicans ‘dedicated with utter servility’ to the needs of the 1 percent
Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission &! “The last vote,” he said, referring to the November elections, “was the lowest turnout since 1940, in the middle of [World War II], when people couldn’t vote.” “Why? Because people understand what is shown in academic political science — that their voices just don’t matter. The opinions of the lowest 70 percent of the population — the lowest on the income scale — are simply disregarded.”
USA  oligarchy  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  1%  Super  Rich  SuperPac  Democratic  Process  democracy  lobby  revolving  door  barackobama  presidency  voter  turnout  election  campaign  promises 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
How Much Does It Cost to Be Ambassador to Hungary? - Bloomberg View
n.pr/1AfA3NV &! The corruption here is multilayered. There is the corruption of governance and diplomacy, in which ambassadorships are sold to the highest bidder. And then there is a more subtle form of corruption, in which the people’s representatives are made to feel as if they must provide cover for the corrupt practices of the executive branch. Strangely enough, another of the Obama administration’s nominees for a crucially important ambassadorship, Max Baucus, the former Montana senator, provided a roadmap for truthfulness in the nominations process. Baucus, chosen to represent U.S. interests in Beijing, said, at his own confirmation hearing, “I’m no real expert on China.” He was confirmed by the Senate anyway. &! Google - Klüngel-Republik &! Networking wird von dem Volksmund häufig „Vitamin B“ genannt. &! Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission << money in elections, money buys politics, policy makers and votes. &! Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy bbc.in/1ldxBDT
USA  meritocratic  meritocracy  social  mobility  presidency  barackobama  Democratic  Process  democracy  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Power  Play  abuse  of  accountability  transparency  competency  Policy  Makers  error  folly  Political  Governance  ethical  machine  Colleen  Bell  bribery  corruption  nepotism  Klüngel-Republik  Networking  foreign  affairs  foreign  relations  diplomacy  cablegate  foreign  science  folly  compromise  economy  theory  SuperPAC  election  campaign  promises  No  Representation  oligarchy 
december 2014 by asterisk2a

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