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  •  "132 people provided 60% of Super-PAC funding..." (8+ / 0-)

    and those 132 oligarchs have so much more power and so much more influence over those who they fund (i.e.: Our "representatives", our elected officials) than do hundreds or thousands or millions of individual citizens...

    It's not a totally insurmountable hurdle, but it is a real, and extremely difficult hurdle--one that stands between the majority of citizens--and the people who should be representing the best interests of the majority rather than the best interests of 132 of the richest among us.  

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