View Poll Results: Is the US an oligarchy?

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    Do we live in an oligarchy?

    I believe that we do. I think that America as a democracy and/or a republic is just propaganda.

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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    I voted becoming. The reason is that ever more power is being transfered to the federal level.
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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    We're in the process of becoming one.
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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    We seem to be heading in that direction.
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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    We're in the process of becoming one.

    You were well on the way to becoming an oligarchy until you had the good sense to elect Mr Trump.

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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sweden View Post
    You were well on the way to becoming an oligarchy until you had the good sense to elect Mr Trump.
    I should have put the option "Trump will drain the swamp." Oh well.

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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    The key impetus was the Citizens United decision.

    We're well on the way and accelerating under Trump and the GOP 115th Congress.


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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    The key impetus was the Citizens United decision.

    We're well on the way and accelerating under Trump and the GOP 115th Congress.
    Can someone please explain how Citizens United turned the tide on money flowing into elections?

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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Can someone please explain how Citizens United turned the tide on money flowing into elections?
    I don't think it did. According to the video, this was already a problem.

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    Re: Do we live in an oligarchy?

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Can someone please explain how Citizens United turned the tide on money flowing into elections?
    It basically established that corporations and the wealthy have right to influence elections as much as they please. It basically prevents any hope of reform.
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