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Monday, December 19, 2011

...and a Government for the Special Interests

Is government working for you?:

The Defining Issue: Not Government’s Size, but Who It’s For, by Robert Reich: 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. But the surge of cynicism now engulfing America isn’t about government’s size. It’s the growing perception that government isn’t working for average people. It’s for big business, Wall Street, and the very rich instead. ...
“Big government” isn’t the problem. The problem is big money is taking over government. ... If we want to get our democracy back we’ve got to get big money out of politics. ...

    Posted by on Monday, December 19, 2011 at 06:16 PM in Economics, Politics | Permalink  Comments (22)


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