Or too fucking dense to figure this shit out by themselves, Paul Krugman hits the nail on the head and lays it out for you.
The ultra rich flat out own the Republican Party .
For the past century, political polarization has closely tracked income inequality, and there’s every reason to believe that the relationship is causal. Specifically, money buys power, and the increasing wealth of a tiny minority has effectively bought the allegiance of one of our two major political parties, in the process destroying any prospect for cooperation.
And the takeover of half our political spectrum by the 0.01 percent is, I’d argue, also responsible for the degradation of our economic discourse, which has made any sensible discussion of what we should be doing impossible.
Go read the whole thing, this quote is only a small fraction of his spot on analysis with what the fuck is wrong
with this country.
It’s about fucking time someone pointed out the obvious.