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Side Payments to Centrists (Sausage Edition)

Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
-Otto von Bismarck

…majority-party centrists – those who are net policy losers under the cartel – receive significantly more campaign contributions from majority-party leaders than do other majority-party members, notably those who benefit policy-wise from the cartel.

How Majority Parties Maintain Their Cartel: Buying Off Centrists — The Monkey Cage.

So, how does this type of activity make you feel about the legislative process?  Do you have the warm fuzzies from all of that “democracy?”

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