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How The Super-Rich Avoid Paying Their Share

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/18/how-super-rich-avoid-paying-their-share

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This isn’t going to change until the American people take back their government. As everyone knows, Representatives and Congresspeople sold off their Responsibility to Govern (R2G, if you will) to the private sector, whose lobbyists draft far more legislation than Congress does. Elected politicians are far too busy dialing for dollars to either write or read legislation before they follow the lobbyists about how to vote on it.

Once upon a time, the American government was a government of the people—a first principle of democracy. That all ended with Citizens United.