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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:23 AM
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In the tradition of Foghorn Leghorn..."What we have here, boy...is a plutocracy"
Definition:

"The term "plutocracy" is formally defined as government by the wealthy, and is also sometimes used to refer to a wealthy class that controls a government, often from behind the scenes. More generally, a plutocracy is any form of government in which the wealthy exercise the preponderance of political power, whether directly or indirectly."

http://www.progressiveliving.org/plutocracy_defined.htm

We do not yet have a dictatorship in this country, but we do have power concentrated in the hands of a very few. Power to control every aspect of our government and our economy.

It is exactly the situation that the Framers of the Constitution crafted the Constitution to address and prevent.

The sooner we acknowledge the true state of affairs, the sooner we can rally public support for the restoration of the Constitutional powers and privileges reserved to the people.

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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:46 AM
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1. K&R
Thanks for this post. How right you are.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 02:58 AM
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2. "Smirk, smirk, smirk" - republicon homelander cronies
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Blackhatjack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:11 AM
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3. LOL A definite resemblance to Dick Cheney! LOL
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 06:26 AM
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4. Surely sprinkling a few trillions dollars upon the wealthy via junior's tax cuts didn't
aid and abet a burgeoning plutocracy nor does the continual crafting of almost all legislation for their benefit.
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