McCutcheon: Death of democracy is greatly exagerated

04/04/2014 8:04 AM

04/05/2014 10:47 AM

Wealthy control the message. Best politicians money can buy. Money equals votes. The end of Democracy as we know it, clamor the doomsayers. But wait, at one time there were no limits on political contributions and guess what? Democracy did not end. The candidates control the message. With more money, they will simply publish it more often. During the past presidential election, Romney's three top patrons contributed $45 million to him while Obama's top three contributed $12.5 million, and Romney lost. So much for best politicians money can buy. Billionaires get only one vote, just like you and me and these doomsayers.

-- Michael Mendershausen, El Dorado Hills

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