visionary says: "The same way voting for any representative gives you (or is supposed to) the right to tell him what you want him to do."
And your Rep can tell the Senate and administration what to do?
visionary says: "My view is to allow the people to vote for the people they want in office."
Then why do you think we were more democratic when we could elect fewer of our officials (and fewer Americans could vote)?
visionary says: "Those groups have a minor influence over the government when compared to the corporations and the wealthy who control the people and legislators through think tanks, radio, television, and straight bribes to the legislators."
If all the corporations and wealthy wanted to end Social Security and Medicare and had to go against the AARP, you think the corporations would win? No way. Bribes carry less weight than votes.
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