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http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/apr/06/money-bought-elections-us-donation-rules

‘In a system where money is considered speech, and corporations are people, this trend is inevitable. Elections become not a system of participatory engagement determining how the country is run, but the best democratic charade that money can buy. People get a vote; but only once money has decided whom they can vote for and what the agenda should be. The result is a plutocracy that operates according to the golden rule: that those who have the gold make the rules’

And to think that too many still buy into this crock. How depressing. ‘Oh look, Peaches Geldof’s died …’

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