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On August 22, 1996, The Oregonian reported, “FCC approves networks’ plan for candidates’ free air time. The action exempts networks from federal rules requiring equal access for all legally qualified candidates. Minor candidates [will] be left out.” It’s an effective way of weeding out alternative ideas and suppressing minority opinion.

The August 11, 1996 New York Times article “Poor Losers: Class Warfare? The Rich Win by Default” states that, “Running into a low-income delegate among the Republicans is 50 to 1. The Democrats offer better odds of finding a delegate with a family income under $25,000: they’ll be just 14 to 1. Voting among lower income Americans has been declining until very recently while voting among those with higher incomes has been rising. Politicians get re-elected by looking after the voters who elected them. So government is unlikely to focus on issues – or solutions – that appeal to low income people.” Or, to develop and install reforms, which control campaign financing, curtail special advantage, and educate and stimulate broadly based public participation.

GET INVOLVED. ACT AS IF YOUR FUTURE DEPENDS UPON IT, BECAUSE IT DOES. DO SOMETHING POSITIVE, AND DO IT EVERY SINGLE DAY, FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.


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