America In Decline

Corporate power’s ascendancy over politics and society—by now mostly financial—has reached the point that both political organizations, which at this stage barely resemble traditional parties, are far to the right of the population on the major issues under debate. “Uniquely among legislatures in the developed world, U.S. congressional parties now post prices for key slots in the lawmaking process.” The legislators who contribute the most funds ... Full Story »

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Gary Clark
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by Gary Clark - Aug. 17, 2011

Mr. Chomsky marshals cogent analysis backed by credible evidence to expose our political system as dysfunctional. Our elected officials are toadies only representative of the wealthy, divorced from the views of those voters they govern. This imbalance prevents solution of problems that are otherwise straightforward and easily rectified, and the situation is so severe that it threatens the very survival of our democratic state.

His thesis could be even more dramatically stated, as Dylan Ratigan so forcefully did on a show recently (it went viral, is on youtube). This nation is being drained of all resources possible by those who see more profit in developing markets offshore. They will leave a hollow hulk.

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