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This isn't the best system, obviously, but it does work. So don't despair, just be vigilant.

It's just that most of us can't afford to outsource our vigilance, and the system works better for those who can.




Exactly. And given the relative difficulty of undoing bad legislation versus stopping it from passing (and even stopping it often takes a huge effort), whoever can afford the most persistence wins, by just waiting for the other side to slip up once.

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But you can afford to outsource your representation?

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There the cost structure is reversed: most of us can't afford to insource our representation -- that costs millions of dollars in campaign funds.

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