Do the corporate chiefs now parading into the new Trump administration see the United States as just another enterprise — to fleece?
Top executives in the U.S. financial sector have been spending an incredible $2.3 million a day to stall and deep-six needed reforms. And those dollars, unfortunately, are having a real political impact.
Average Americans today have essentially zilch influence on public policy. You don’t need to trust your gut on that. Northwestern University political scientist Benjamin Page has the data.
Those Americans struggling against poverty in the 1960s faced plenty of obstacles. Americans today may face even more. A half-century ago, after all, America’s wealthiest had nowhere near the chokehold on the nation’s political system that they hold today.
Take all that post-election commentary about foolish billionaires and wasted millions in political contributions with a grain of salt. Our billionaires don’t have to actually win on Election Day to get their way.