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End the Special-Interest Bazaar: Cut Government Spending
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End the Special-Interest Bazaar: Cut Government Spending

Democracy and Power 114: The Power PlayersWho actually controls the force of government? Politicians and interest groups control the American political process. Special-interest groups –  big business, big unions, education, seniors, and a multitude of others - seek favors: tax breaks, subsidies, exclusive legislation, and the list goes on. Interest groups give enormous amounts of money to political campaigns and receive gigantic benefits in return.

10/23/2013
The Inaugural: Corporate Money and Government Favors
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The Inaugural: Corporate Money and Government Favors

In Federalist Paper Number 10, James Madison addressed the universal problem of special-interest politics:By a faction (interest group), I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

01/21/2013
Wisconsin Recall: All About Taxes and Political Power
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Wisconsin Recall: All About Taxes and Political Power

Democracy and Power 114:  The Power PlayersWho actually controls the force of government?   The politicians and interest groups control the American political process. The politician seeks power.  Special interest groups – big business, big unions, education, seniors, and a multitude of others - seek favors, tax breaks, subsidies, exclusive legislation, and the list goes one. Interest groups give enormous amounts of money to political campaigns and receive gigantic benefits in return. 

06/13/2012