A Big-Name Politician Just Labeled America A Name I Really Don't Like

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There are about 375 million people who live in the U.S., and in theory (if you're over 18 and don't live in a state that blatantly tries to restrict your ability to vote), you have a say in who makes laws that affect most every aspect of your life. The key word there is "theory" because as of right now there are 1,300 billionaires and a handful of millionaires who are calling the shots, and sadly, you did not vote for any of them. When politicians are throwing the bad word "oligarchy" around, let's take note. Shouldn't we, like, end this or something?

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Video by C-SPAN and uploaded by PlanetEarth Trimtab. If you want to read the super-complicated and hard-to-read but informative piece on this, check out the full study by Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern. If you want to read a less-comprehensive but good-and-easy version of it, you can on Gawker. Thumbnail image via Thinkstock.

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