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Old 06-29-2020, 06:58 PM
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24 years of prosperity depending on where you fall in the class system. Parts of the population have done amazingly well. While most have lost ground against inflation. Serious reform of capitalism (or just getting back to it really) is needed but our lawmakers and politicians don't serve us anymore. I'd vote for anyone who said they were going to enforce antitrust laws to re-establish some sort of competition that is desperately needed in most major industries.

I used to be much more optimistic about our republic. But the older I get, the more I realize how ineffectual a vote is now. Citizens United was the proverbial nail in the coffin of our system of government.
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Old 06-30-2020, 02:20 PM
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Citizens United led to the creation of Super Pacs. That is the wrong direction for any republic. To have a few large interest groups influencing the results of the election so a certain corporation/ industry gets the benefit of the policies instead of the general public.

Any political system lives on long enough, it will be cluttered by corruption and stranglehold by big businesses or local power that threatens and influences the country's main functions.

Like a river that stops flowing because of all the mud and dirt that accumulates under the river bed, these special interests are exactly that.

The mud and dirt that slows and eventually chokes the flow of our republic.
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