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Forum Post: Fmr. Labor Sec: Obama Has Handed The Election Over To The Super Rich

Posted 6 years ago on Feb. 9, 2012, 8:01 a.m. EST by GildasSapiens (266)
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"Robert Reich served as the Secretary of Labor under President Clinton. He's now made the point that Occupy Wall Street has been making since day one - when you let money control politics you have auctions not elections. No matter who receives more votes in 2012, the real winners will be the 1%."


The US Republic is Dead! Death to the Assassins!



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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22857) 6 years ago

I agree with Reich that we are living in a plutocracy right now. The only way to end it is to overturn Citizens United and get money out of politics.

[-] 1 points by GildasSapiens (266) 6 years ago

That, alone, won't end it - the plutocrats are too deeply rooted for a single measure to break their stranglehold - but it would be a good step forward.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22857) 6 years ago

Agreed. It is the most logical place to start, though.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 6 years ago

Death to the Assassins!

well that's an oxymoron

[-] 1 points by GildasSapiens (266) 6 years ago

No - "Pro-Life Assassins" would be an oxymoron (i.e. an incongruous or contradictory statement).

"Death to the Assassins" is a call to bring to justice those who have killed the Republic, & harks back to the assassination of Julius Caesar that ended the Roman Republic (which, ironically, was the exact opposite of his assassins' intention - so, in a sense, they were oxymoronic assassins).