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Lobbyist-Induced Torpor

Every once in a while, Congress awakens from its lobbyist-induced torpor, realizes that the masses are cranky and sets out to appease them. ...

So scathingly begins Gretchen Morgenson's column in yesterday's New York Times. As long as money dominates politics, alas, this will continue. There is a solution, a simple (but not an easy) one: (most) voters need to ignore (most) political advertising. When will we ever learn?

(cf. Make Money Whisper (2002-11-09), Campaign Reform (2003-12-30), ...) - ^z - 2010-04-26