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vinceguidry · 2013-08-20 · Original thread
Voting will gain you nothing in the US, even if you manage to unseat an incumbent. The big companies running the country via lobbyists will just turn their huge pocketbooks towards the new guy, and the status quo will continue.

Congressmen generally aren't even afraid of losing their jobs anymore. They'll just stick around in Washington and become conference speakers or lobbyists. There's a rule saying you can't lobby for two years after you lose your seat, but that doesn't stop them.

To understand how politics works at the national level in this country, This Town is required reading.

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