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Response to Iwillnevergiveup (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:40 AM

6. The graph is jarring. No wonder megadonors act as gatekeepers for both parties.

Sometimes it seems there is a litmus test to appear on the ballot for high office. Once in a while you get a wildcard like Jeff Merkley sneaking into the deck but for the most part you must demonstrate your belief in free market orthodoxy.

Low taxes on the wealthy equating to high growth and jobs, free-trade equating to high growth and jobs but most of all you've got to assure megadonors that public assets should be transferred into private hands. A major difference between the parties seems to rest in the degree and speed at which these things should happen so the megadonors win even when they lose.

If you feel your own party is giving you, the small donor, a gigantic middle finger most of the time it's not your imagination.

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