Study: Congress literally doesn't care what you think
Halibutboy Flatfish stashed this in Conspiracy theories
Corruption is an ugly word, and one that Americans have always prided themselves upon rejecting in our government. The problem is that we still think of corruption as personal relationships -- the son of a dictator getting bribes to influence his father -- rather than as big business, ENTIRELY mediated by whose money is green rather than who went to school with who.
The opinions of 90% of Americans has essentially no impact at all.
Very compelling video: