has our democracy failed?

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    Has our democracy been completely taken over by the wealthy?

    According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, 72% of Americans favor the 'Buffett Rule"

    Budget/Taxes

    but yet the Republicans in the Senate defeated it.

    We all know the Buffett Rule wouldn't solve our deficit, but the idea that rich people are paying their share too sure makes me feel better about my government.
     
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    Our education system appears to be failing. It is not teaching our kids to interrogate polls before accepting their legitimacy, for a start.
     
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    Without capitalism there would be no wealth...

    I think the people failed....

    If it wasn't for stupid people we wouldn't have stupid leaders...
     
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    The reason our democracy might be failing is that sheep such as yourself buy into such Leftist nonsense without the slightest critical analysis.
     
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    Democracy?

    We're a Constitutional Republic.
     
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    Let me interpret CG's statement for neocons , she said " You're a dirty liberal who wants(here is where you throw in typical GOP mantra which usually includes class warfare and wealth distribution)".
     
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    Nah, we live in a plutocracy.

    It's not so bad when you get used to it. We still get to pretend that we are a viable democracy. The real rulers still let us "vote".

    Not such a bad system IF you have a benevolent plutocracy. But it seems like a Mittens plutocracy would be a rather mean spirited one. And that ain't good. People will eventually get mad at being shit on.
     
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    I sorta trust CNN polls, unlike FoxNews polls. Of course, a person like you to the right of Gengis Kahn might differ :tongue:
     
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    Democratic Republic..

    I was going to include that in my post but I didn't want to get into a "debate" with leftist tools despite the facts they would argue against.
     
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    You do realize the CBO tells us Obama's 'Buffett Rule' would cover about 3 days worth of government spending over the 11 years they were asked to study, right?


    Perhaps this is just class warfare rhetoric, put forward for you sheep to distract us from the major problems a competent POTUS should be addressing right now?
     

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