Princeton Study: U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy | TPM | "A new study from Princeton spells bad news for American democracy—namely, that it no longer exists. Asking 'who really rules?' researchers Martin Gilens & Benjamin Page argue that over the past few decades America's political system has slowly transformed from a democracy into an oligarchy, where wealthy elites wield most power." Click to read and share the full article.
Taxes are inevitable, the question is: who isn't paying their share to contribute to this great nation of ours? If the top 1% could just live up to their civic duty instead of taking advantage of these loopholes, perhaps we could get out of this monetary situation altogether. The amount that they would contribute would solve so much, if we could just expect them to hold up their end as US citizens.
"The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the world. No FIRST WORLD COUNTRY has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity - much less dissent." --Gore Vidal