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When you get an article sent to you twice before 9 AM, and four times by noon, it deserves noting. Paul Krugman writes today about the nagging concern he has about whether the Democrats in Congress can stand up to the wealthy elite who finance their campaigns, spend billions on lobbyists, and offer lucrative future career opportunities. While he is ever the optimist, I think we know the answer. (In fact, he provides an example that gives us the answer in at least one instance.)

Krugman cites a poll saying that the public wants across-the-board change. Citizens who think America is on the wrong track were asked to suggest a phrase that best describes their concern. The most commonly chosen were "Big businesses get whatever they want in Washington" and "Leaders have forgotten the middle class."

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