Has It Become Completely Obvious To Anyone Else.......?

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    AVG-JOE American Mutt Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Has it become obvious to anyone else out there that the original intent of the framers of The U.S. Constitution that the American People be represented in government on a geographic basis has been successfully thwarted by money, fear and gerrymandering and the two party system that evolved so that we have representation by economic class?

    Now that something appears to be getting done and deals are being made, it appears to this average Joe that the republicans represent the wealthy, the democrats represent the unemployed and the uninsured and the middle class pays the bills.
     
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    What makes you say that? LOL Big money brought us the Great Depression, big money brought the great recession. Big money brings us the world in MSM, big money brings us the memes that manage reality for most people. After all this is America, and if you are not part of big money then it is your fault. Where the heck are those hippies when you need them? Actually one could argue the real designs of the founders, but from the GD till Reagan we moved towards equality, something changed. The Evidence | The Equality Trust


    "Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes whatever remains of our sense of collective purpose. We know what things cost but have no idea what they are worth. We no longer ask of a judicial ruling or a legislative act: is it good? Is it fair? Is it just? Is it right? Will it help bring about a better society or a better world? Those used to be the political questions, even if they invited no easy answers. We must learn once again to pose them." Tony Judt 'Ill Fares the Land'
     

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