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Our political system is flawed and no longer benefits Americans ___________________________________________________________________________________ Our political system is flawed and no longer benefits Americans. It is, to a great degree, directed by lobbyists hired and paid for by special and foreign interests for their benefit — not ours. This results in a plutocracy — a government run by […]

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The Choice Ahead: A Private Health-Insurance…

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