Thom Hartmann talks about a new study that shows the average American has no say in the political process with Dr. Martin Gilens, Professor of Politics at Princeton University / Co-Author (w/Professor Benjamin Page of Northwestern University) of the new study, Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, author several books, latest-Affluence & Influence: Economic Inequality and Political Power in America)
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  1. Edward Black says:

    We live in a neo-democracy. Meaning: majority rule for the rich and uber rich. I think most people know this.
    So, even if one is, say, a left-leaning uber rich person… like, say, Madonna, well, they do not always get their way.
    And, too, corporate structures demand that policies stay on the right of the political spectrum. Meaning: low taxes, deregulation and so-called "free" trade.
    Someone like Madonna is on the left of the political spectrum. But she's in the minority of the uber rich; and, too, corporations have more sway than rich people. Why? Money matters.
    Goldman Sachs has more money than Madonna.
    I mean, it isn't so cut and dry but we all have a sense of how the system works.

  2. Robert Jordan says:

    rage against the machine occupy/anonymous 2016 get out get local get active tag your it

  3. judyleasugar97 says:

    Join in the Anonymous Mayday protest against the one percent.

  4. SciTechSuperFreak says:

    Democracy Vouchers? Who is gonna print them? The Federal Reserve? Nay! We want money out of politics, not more ways to corrupt the process. Corporations are not People. Money is not Speech. MoveToAmend.org