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Letter: Supreme Court decision moves U.S. toward plutocracy
First Published Apr 04 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Apr 04 2014 05:45 am

The USA likes to present itself as the shining example of democracy. However, the U.S. Supreme Court decision on campaign funding is yet another step in democracy’s decline ("High court voids overall campaign contribution limit," Tribune, April 2).

In the 2012 election, 93 percent of House seats and 79 percent of Senate races were won by the biggest spender. Moreover, it is estimated that members of Congress spend an average 30 percent of their time on fundraising.

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You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to imagine that these same politicians will spend even more of their time courting the big donors and repaying their largesse with even more bills reflecting their wishes at the expense of the ordinary citizen.

One more step in the replacement of democracy with plutocracy.

Frank Fish

Park City

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