- 96% of Americans believe that the 140 people who give 60% of ALL campaign contributions is destructive to democracy.
- 91 % of Americans believe that changing that will never happen. There's nothing we can do about it. It's over. Democracy has ended. We lost. 
That's probably true, but very depressing.
And not unrelated to those two statistics, 80 percent of all conservatives in America think that poor people "have it easy." Too, easy and should be punished for their lavish lifestyles
Would you like to get un-depressed and join one of the most important, and most hopeful organizations in
It's Larry Lessig, a terribly unassuming Patent attorney who has gotten terribly frightened about the drain on American democracy and is trying to rally the 96% back into faith that we can do it. Click here for his blog.
And here, for a nice interview with him after his ted Talk on the subject
And here to buy a copy of his book, Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It.