You Think We Live in a Democracy?

Slate reports on the Senate Finance Committee’s vote against a public health option.

“Even among Republicans, opposition to the public option (42 percent) is outweighed by support (47 percent).”

In an Indirect Democracy, “The people elect government officials who then make decisions on their behalf” (wikipedia).  Clearly, it’s not happening.  We don’t live in a democracy, we live in a plutocracy (thank you, Michael) that appeases its citizens with the illusory trappings of democracy.

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