Wealthy Elites Hold Country Hostage

The wealthiest businessmen in the US have spent more than 30 years undermining democracy. To restore it, Americans need to protest the looting of the country.

By June Carbone

While New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman recently described the Tea Party as an American Hezbollah, Islamic terrorists would not have much clout without their funders in Saudi Arabia and Iran.

So, too, the Republican right would be impotent without its behind-the-scenes creators. A small number of incredibly wealthy businessmen — the principal beneficiaries of the Bush tax cuts — have created an ideological machine determined to destroy government.

Taking our country back, restoring pragmatism over ideology, and making government function requires making the deep pocket money men (and they are mostly men) visible and identifying their cause with the looting of the country.

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