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Letter: Supreme Court ruling turned U.S. over to the wealthy
First Published Apr 05 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Apr 05 2014 01:01 am

Sen. Orrin Hatch said the U.S. Supreme Court decision McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission was "a victory for all Americans and the free-speech protections ..."

He is wrong. This decision is a victory for unfettered capitalism and corruption ("Court loosens rules for big political campaign donors," Tribune, April 2). The Koch brothers and a few of their cronies have just bought the government of the United States.

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You may continue to think that you live in a democratic republic, but you would be wrong. We now live in an oligarchy.

Kendra Houser

Salt Lake City

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