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  •  Good news: The "selfish, rich" demographic (5+ / 0-)

    turns out to be a very tiny minority.  So, how is it they have so much influence?  Probably, because those actually manipulating government aren't just rich...they're incredibly rich and, also, politically ambitious.  An income of $250,000 a year isn't likely to move a lot of leavers in Washington.  An income of $10 million would. But, it takes more than wealth alone.   The individual must also be politically ambitious, and their influence will be greatly magnified if they network with other extremely wealthy individuals and organizations with similar political goals.

    What is needed is for responsible people of "comfortable" means to become more networked, harnessing the power of the many to counter the influence of an irresponsible few.

    Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne. - James Russell Lowell

    by Deep Harm on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:52:35 AM PDT

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