The Irish Times: US turning into plutocracy as small number of donors buy into power


“A lot of the donors are making investments in future public policy,” said Paul Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Centre.

“They want to have the phone answered, have their meetings made with whoever is in the White House, whoever is in the US Senate. For that reason it is quite common to see big donors simply switch candidates.” In America, money buys much more than just campaign hats.

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