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  •  I think Democracy is broken... (1+ / 0-)
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    Years after Dodd-Frank was passed, it is emphatically being undermined by lobbyists for Wall Street that outnumber lobbyists for Main Street by a huge ratio. And they have inside help from Republicans.NPR Fresh Air interviewed journalist Gary Rivlin on how a law passed with votes from both sides can still be completely defanged.

    Atul Gawande has written on how at the turn of the 20th century agricultural practices changed when after two years of stiff opposition Congress finally passed the Smith-Lever Act, establishing USDA Cooperative Extension Service to help small farmers. When changing such large national enterprises such as agriculture and healthcare, one needs to play the long game.

    HOWEVER, I think that era has passed, when reason dominated the thinking of both major political parties. The reelection of Hiker-extraordinaire Sanford shows that. Democracy in USA is completely broken, and until this party is annihilated politically, there is no relief in sight.

    Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire

    by Suvro on Mon May 27, 2013 at 07:52:28 PM PDT

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