"The fact is that there is a serious danger of this country becoming a pluto-democracy; that is, a sham republic with the real government in the hands of a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak through their money, and whose influence, even today, radiates to every corner of the United States."
William Gibbs McAdoo
(1863-1941) US Senator (D-CA), Secretary of Treasury, President Wilson's national campaign vice-chairman
in Crowded Years (1974)
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