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I think that the reason that so much of US, state, & local government seems to be directed towards pleasing major business and social interests - is simply - so few americans vote and many who vote don't seem to vote their own self-interest!

Its a wonder that our government is as honest as it is!

Since I'm prospering along with the major corporate leaders (although not in the same degree), so far I'm not much affected. But, if I were younger, and had a lot longer to live, I'd be very upset by my fellow citizens and their lack of interest.
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