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Thu Sep 8, 2016, 02:03 PM

2. What is wrong with our failing democracy is that...

...it is not ours. We have a government of by and for the highest bidders. We just get to vote for the folks the highest bidders want to have represent their needs.

Most wannabes lately promise the electorate to shake things up if elected but once elected they go to where the money is and ignore our wishes because...well we just aint got that kind of money to purchase their re-elections. Trump is a wannabe which explains him and the things he is currently saying.

Truth telling politicians....now there's a thought, but one that is the antithesis of profit for big buisness. The electorate MUST be conned into allowing those leeches to keep stealing from us. Basically we are hamstrung by an economic model that is out of our own control.

There have been suggestions that politicians should be made to wear patches that represent their highest donars.That might be a good first step in the direction of creating truth telling politicians. Myself, I would like to see regulated non-partisan and not for profit news reportage instead of the infotainment news for profit reporting we have today.

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