Both ruling elite parties are rotten - how could they not be, given the complete infestation of the political system by corporate money on a scale that now requires presidential candidate to raise upwards of a billion dollars to be competitive in the general election?
Both ruling elite parties are captives to corporate loot.
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The main reason the Democrats' health care bill will be a budget buster once it fully phases in is the Democrats' rank capitulation to corporate interests -
1. no single-payer system, in order to mollify the insurers; and
2. no negotiation of drug prices, a craven surrender to Big Pharma.
But both ruling elite parties are not rotten in quite the same way.
Democrats have their share of machine politicians, careerists, corporate bagmen, egomaniacs and kooks. Nothing, however, quite matches the modern GOP.
To those millions of Americans who finally begun paying attention to politics and watched with exasperation the tragicomedy of the debt ceiling extension, it may have come as a shock that the Republican Party is so full of lunatics.
To be sure, the party, like any political party on earth, has always had its share of crackpots, but crackpot outliers of two decades ago have become the vital center today.
concoct an entirely artificial fiscal crisis. Then, they would use that fiscal crisis to get what they wanted, by literally holding the US and global economies as hostages
The debt ceiling extension is not the only example of this sort of political terrorism.
Republicans were willing to lay off 4,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees, 70,000 private construction workers and let FAA safety inspectors work without pay - in order to strong arm some union-busting provisions into the FAA reauthorization.
Everyone knows that in a hostage situation, the reckless and amoral actor has the negotiating upper hand over the cautious and responsible actor because the latter is actually concerned about the life of the hostage, while the former does not care.
Republican Party is becoming less and less like a traditional political party in any representative democracy and becoming more like an apocalyptic cult,