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Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery”

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  • Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery” 
    by Jon Schwarz, https://firstlook.org/theintercept/  
    Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”

    Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United.

    Transcript:
    HARTMANN: Our Supreme Court has now said, “unlimited money in politics.” It seems like a violation of principles of democracy. … Your thoughts on that?

    CARTER: It violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of…

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