Where is My Government, “of, by and for the people”?

What can we do to get our government out of the hands of corporations and special interests?

Via Bill Moyers A Culture of Corruption

Money is choking our democracy to death. Our elections are bought out from under us and our public officials are doing the bidding of mercenaries. So powerful is the hold of wealth on politics that we cannot say America is working for all Americans. The majority may support such broad social goals as affordable medical coverage for all, decent wages for working people, safe working conditions, a secure retirement, and clean air and water, but there is no government "of, by, and for the people" to deliver on those aspirations.

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About Dewayne Mikkelson

A technogeek in life and a webdeveloper by profession. Blogging is my favorite sport.
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One Response to Where is My Government, “of, by and for the people”?

  1. idid says:

    Dewayne,

    I believe politics follows the physics of pendulums and have hopes that the over zealous catering to business interests will be countered soon by a resurgence of interest in soical welfare.

    By capturing the desire of the religious right the current admisinitartion has got the working class to vote against their own self-interest due to the alignment over religiously flavored issues: abortion, anti-welfare and the effective dismantling of the US Governments social programs in education, healthcare and walfare.

    The billions thrown at the regime change in Iraq has only served to open a feeding frenzy for the government’s coffers for military “outsourcing” with liberal contracts. The lack of attanetion to some basic economics is simply astounding and maybe the economically minded conservatives will pull back the riegns on the rape of the US economy for some incredibly short sighted gains in re-engineering the US to be a military state intent upon destroyig the centralized government.

    Thanks for the writing prompt.

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