Jimmy Carter: America Is an ‘Oligarchy’

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter attends the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado August 25, 2008. U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) is expected to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at the convention on August 28. REUTERS/Eric Thayer (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)

Former President Jimmy Carter called the United States an “oligarchy” during a nationally broadcast radio interview this week. The Democrat called out his party and the GOP for contributing to an “unlimited political bribery” that has created “a completely subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.”