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Jimmy Carter: The US Is an "Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery"

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  • Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an 'oligarchy' in which 'unlimited political bribery' has created 'a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.'
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Jon Schwarz, The Intercept

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AP_120526123936-article-header.jpgJuly 30 2015 | Former president Jimmy Carter said Tuesday on the nationally syndicated radio show the Thom Hartmann Program that the United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”

Carter was responding to a question from Hartmann about recent Supreme Court decisions on campaign financing like Citizens United.

Before joining First Look/Intercept, Jon Schwarz <>worked for Michael Moore’s Dog Eat Dog Films and was Research Producer for Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story.

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