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You get what they pay for.

Howard Zinn's superb article, "America's Blinders" (April issue), was directly followed by proof of the desperate state of your political system ("DeLay's Day of Reckoning?" by Lou Dubose). Zinn says that "those people up there" do not have your interests at heart. How could they if it takes millions of dollars to run for office? Politics has become a contest to see who has the deepest pockets. Do you think those who sponsor politicians do it for their health?

And you wonder why things don't get better. The system is rotten. You get the politicians they pay for.

Cathal Rabbitte

Galway, Ireland
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Title Annotation:Letters to the Editor
Author:Rabbitte, Cathal
Publication:The Progressive
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Jul 1, 2006
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