Robert Reich writes that he often is asked for his comparative analysis of, e.g., Clinton’s and Sanders’ tax proposals – and he’s cool with that, he has been a policy wonk for decades. But, he says, detailed policy proposals are not at all what this election is about, are as relevant to it as “that gas giant beyond Pluto.” Rather, this presidential election is about the distribution of power.
He then discusses the Gilen-Page study – the recent Princeton study that concludes, “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically nonsignificant impact upon public policy” (compared with the preferences of the rich) – and points out that this study looks only at a period before Citizens United, McCutcheon, and the rise of Dark Money.
Ain’t it the truth? Explains a lot of this cycle’s weirdness, don’t it?
(Oh, and, FTR, Hillary Clinton is going to be the next POTUS. Mainly because she is indeed “the most qualified candidate for president of the political system we now have,” i.e., the least-objectionable to both the PTB and the voters. But that invalidates nothing of the above.)