Posted: October 14, 2014
The linked article below reports findings from a recent Princeton and Northwestern University study. It finds that: “The U.S. has taken a trip down elitist lane and become a country led by a small dominant class comprised of powerful members who exert total control over the general population – an oligarchy …”
The study looked at 1800 Federal policies between 1981 and 2002 and studied how the votes on those policies favored wealthy and special interest groups rather than average working Americans. The U.S. government, correctly speaking, represents the rich and powerful.
Tom Udall, who was in Congress during much of this time, voted often for the rich and powerful (check the Benchmark Votes section on this Website). He may have voted to pass out food stamps, bring a little research money to Universities, install a water system etc. However, the legislation he voted on helped big banks, Wall Street, big business at the expense of smaller groups who couldn’t buy access.
So, when Tom Udall sings a populist tune you have to remember that he is a man who has been part of the elite since he was a youngster. He is just following in the steps of his Dad and his relatives, all upper crust monied lawyers and politicians.
So, when Tom Udall sings a poor man’s song we have to wonder just what he has up his sleeve.
Based on his votes and his length in power, we surmise that he knows who butters his bread.
The middle class puts him in power and the upper class pays his campaign expenses.
The poor get the crumbs.
Full article here >>>.