Big Picture Panel: Julio Rivera, Reactionary Times/Newsmax/Right Wing News/Politichicks & Alex Lawson, Social Security Works. Americans don't like oligarchs. A new AP survery has found that a whopping 82 percent of Americans think wealthy people have too much influence in Washington. 69 percent say so about large businesses - 65 percent say so about lobbyists - and 59 percent say so about Wall Street. Based on those numbers - it would seem like there's a wide consensus in American politics against the very institutions that the Republicans Party exists to support. Is America fundamentally a progressive nation?
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