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Is There Too Much Corporate Money in Politics?

Monday, October 17, 2011

All over the news — including here on The Takeaway — we've been hearing about Occupy Wall Street and the complaints of the "99 percent" against politicians and big corporate interests. But what exactly is the Occupy Wall Street movement alleging? One of the protesters' main complaints is that the political system is currently in the grips of corporate financial control. They may have a point, but how strong is their argument? Is our political system truly broken by the amount of money injected to campaign financing or by the lobbyists who peddle influence on K Street? Or, have money and special interests always been part of the political process?

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Opinion: To Actually be Meaningful, Occupy Wall Street Should Move to K Street

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The problem isn't Wall Street. These people are protesting at the wrong place entirely. The problem is K Street, the capital of special interest lobby groups in Washington, DC.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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