Thursday, April 17, 2014

Next up, more studies finding puppies cute and cigarettes bad.
The US government does not represent the interests of the majority of the country's citizens, but is instead ruled by those of the rich and powerful, a new study from Princeton and Northwestern Universities has concluded... After sifting through nearly 1,800 US policies enacted in that period and comparing them to the expressed preferences of average Americans (50th percentile of income), affluent Americans (90th percentile) and large special interests groups, researchers concluded that the United States is dominated by its economic elite.
Who could have divined that one...other than everyone who isn't David Gregory?

[cross-posted at Firedoglake]

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Anonymous said...

George Carlin, right again.

"You got your common man living on hope, lottery tickets, or the dogs or the ponies, and you got operators. People who can see the whole game in play. They set the rules. Because they hold the money. That ain't never gonna change." - Unknown bookie.

Anonymous said...

Forever flipping US for the lowest common denominator!

pansypoo said...

yet, the supreme court is as just as oblivious to this. what? money actually affects policy?

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