A peer reviewed study found that of the 18,000 US policies enacted between 1981 and 2002, the rich and corporations have substantial impacts on US government policy, while the average citizens have little influence.
“At no time did the CIA’s coercive interrogation techniques lead to the collection of imminent threat intelligence...", conclusion of the Senate Intelligence Committee investigating the CIA’s use of torture in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Electronic voting machines can be easily hacked while leaving absolutely no trace of the manipulation behind. A cheap remote control unit can enable access to the voting machine from up to half a mile away.
The Federal Reserve gave out $16.1 trillion in emergency loans to financial institutions between Dec. 2007 and July 2010, according to the first-ever audit of the central bank. Last year, the gross domestic product of the entire U.S. economy was $14.5 trillion.
Under the USA Patriot Act, the U.S. Government can reinterpret public laws in a manner that is inconsistent with the public's understanding of these laws or describe the execution of these laws in a way that misinforms or misleads the public.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with military contractors developed tactics to sabotage and spy on the Chamber's progressive critics. The Chamber plotted to steal private computer information, spy on the families and plant false documents.