No. That’s a ruse like “self-made millionaire”. It’s simply not true. A common US perpetuating myth is: “we receive thousands of tiny donations from grassroots campaigns and are self-funded”. But a peek in the books, if you can get at them, and it’s corporate funding broken up into tiny pieces.

No. That’s a ruse like “self-made millionaire”. It’s simply not true.
A common US perpetuating myth is: “we receive thousands of tiny donations from grassroots campaigns and are self-funded”.
But a peek in the books, if you can get at them, and it’s corporate funding broken up into tiny pieces.
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Don’t believe the words of politicians.
Don’t believe the publicity stunts and photo ops.
Look at the voting patterns and their funding.
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 It only matters when one is voting. In the US, voting is every 2 or 4 years.
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Not having time to investigate politician’s true leanings.
It’s just not something I worry about except when it’s time to vote. The rest of the time I try to lead a politician-free life, although it’s been harder lately.
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 US foreign policy is awful. Whatever we’re doing is probably wrong. That’s my default stance, always
 If the lying was taken out of politics, I would like it. On small levels, I’ve seen politics work. I’ve seen functioning democratic schools – small ones. I’ve seen functioning hierarchies of a few hundred people.
it is possible.
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