Outsider’s Description of our Political System

An outsider’s description of our political system (from top to bottom) may be hard to swallow and this description also applies to local and state governments.  Take our Miami-Dade government and Coral Gables government as examples of non-functional or partially functioning governments with deep financial and management problems.

A winner-takes-all voting system where both main parties are sustained by corporate financing, the congressional districts are openly gerrymandered and 40% of the upper chamber can block anything, is never going to be a benign vehicle for radical reform. Virtually every enduring progressive development in US politics since the war has been sparked either by massive mobilisations outside of electoral politics that have forced politicians to respond, or through the courts.

via Obama was never going to have the room to effect radical change | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
Resident of the City of Coral Gables

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