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New Political Study Says Average Citizen Has Zero Effect On U.S. Policy

In a revelation that will come as a surprise to very few who are educated enough to know how the political/crony capitalist system works, a new study due to come out this fall has found that the average citizen in the United States has virtually zero impact on public policy or those who create it. From The Hill:

The new study, with the jaw-clenching title of “Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens,” is forthcoming in the fall 2014 edition of Perspectives on Politics. Its authors, Martin Gilens of Princeton University and Benjamin Page of Northwestern University, examined survey data on 1,779 national policy issues for which they could gauge the preferences of average citizens, economic elites, mass-based interest groups and business-dominated interest groups. They used statistical methods to determine the influence of each of these four groups on policy outcomes, including both policies that are adopted and rejected.

The analysts found that when controlling for the power of economic elites and organized interest groups, the influence of ordinary Americans registers at a “non-significant, near-zero level.” The analysts further discovered that rich individuals and business-dominated interest groups dominate the policymaking process. The mass-based interest groups had minimal influence compared to the business-based interest groups.

This news plays into the hands of liberals, who will decry the rich and the impact of big business on public policy. However, this is a position that begs them to look in the mirror as proponents of big government. The larger the government gets, the more expanded its powers of regulation, thus allowing more opportunity for business to influence how those regulations are applied and to whom.

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Well, in the overall scheme

Well, in the overall scheme of things maybe. But that isnt always the case.
Someone once rigged up a home made alarm that would make a capacitor explode upon being activated and an alarm would activate. It falsely triggered one day and the capacitor was heard in the range of 1+ mile away. The police finally broke into the house to stop the alarm which was quite loud. 3 months later, a law was passed saying the max time an alarm could keep going of was like 10-15 minutes. haha

Let us also not forget the things like SOPA and such that have been stopped. In the fight against net neutrality, since they couldnt get a bill through, they simply ruled it was in their power to do anyway.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I used to be less than zero.

But I'm feeling much better now...

Pandacentricism will be our downfall.

Not even true...

That's what they want you to think.

"May as well give up. Government says we have no say anyway. Oh, well guess I'll throw up my hands in futility."

Nice try gov, but I've seen the impact the Ron Paul rEVOLution has been having on public relations and the media, etc., and while it may not be a total turn-around towards liberty, we have made strides. Keep putting the pressure on the NWO and never believe their BS psy-op propaganda.

Are you a POT or a PET - Person Embracing Tyranny?

Headline News!

And for that great revelation they needed to do a study? Unflippingbelieveable!

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

Gee... Wonder how much that study cost?

And here all this time I thought my and my wife's vote gave us twice the political influence of David Rockefeller...

Thank goodness this study came out to burst my little bubble.

No kidding huh...

wouldn't this be taxation without representation? I know that the current, as in since I've been born, leadership does not represent me in the least. Yet I continue to be held accountable for about 25k in federal taxes each year, and that's just income tax.