Depression Alert: Study Reveals Just How Little Political Representatives Care About the Average Voter

Posted: August 8, 2016 by Nazim in Due Process, Money Money!, Politics

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Before Citizens United was even a glimmer in the Supreme Court’s eye, a 2014 study reviewed 1,779 important US policy decisions made between 1981 and 2002. The researchers compared the decisions policymakers made compared to the desires of the average¬†voter. In other words, it asked, if the average voter desires a policy, is that policy more likely to happen? Surprisingly, It’s not. Over twenty years of policy making, the average american voter’s preferences have so little impact on major policy decisions that it’s within the margin of error for zero. On the other hand, “economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial¬†independent impacts on U.S. government policy.”

All Citizens United did was clarify that we’re in an oligarchy with virtually unlimited political bribery.

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