The Corruption of Democracy

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The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, but Who It's For) The defining political issue of 2012 won’t be the government’s size. It will be who government is for. Americans have never much liked government. After all, the nation was conceived in a revolution against government. The Defining Issue: Not Government's Size, but Who It's For)
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The Corruption Of Our Entire Political Class Explained In One Paragraph The Corruption Of Our Entire Political Class Explained In One Paragraph Jim Vandehei hits upon a startling truth about money and politics in his report in Politico about Barack Obama's flip-flop on SuperPACs. The background: Obama has repeatedly denounced the unlimited donation model of SuperPACs as a "threat to our democracy" and implicitly promised that he would abjure them even it came at a political cost. But earlier this week, Team Obama got its SuperPACs. And that's where Vandehei reveals the truth about the entire political class:
The Political Compass - US Presidential Election 2012 This is a US election that defies logic and brings the nation closer towards a one-party state masquerading as a two-party state. The has surrounded himself with conservative advisors and key figures — many from previous administrations, and an unprecedented number from the Trilateral Commission. He also appointed a former Monsanto executive as Senior Advisor to the FDA. He has extended Bush tax cuts for the wealthy, presided over a spiralling rich-poor gap and sacrificed further American jobs with recent free trade deals. Trade union rights have also eroded under his watch. He has expanded Bush defence spending, droned civilians, failed to close Guantanamo, supported the NDAA which effectively legalises martial law, allowed drilling and adopted a soft-touch position towards the banks that is to the right of European Conservative leaders. The Political Compass - US Presidential Election 2012
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