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August 07, 2014


Maybe Small Money is the Problem

"The most corrupting force in politics, we are repeatedly told, is big money -- super PACs, corporate lobbyists, rapacious oligarchs. And there's plenty of evidence to support the claim," Matt Bai reports.

"But let's be clear: It wasn't big money that drove Republican House members, before they left town last week, to approve the first-ever Congressional lawsuit against a sitting president, when they should have gotten serious about a pressing border crisis. And it wasn't big money that had gleeful Democrats doing backflips in the streets at calls from the conservative fringe to impeach Barack Obama."

"What's really fueling the hyperbole and dysfunction in Washington now isn't one privileged special interest or another, but rather the mouse clicks of ordinary, angry Americans whose $25 contributions add up to a mountain of influence. And in this way, at least, American politics has finally caught up to where the rest of society is going."














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