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    Interest groups, money, and democracy

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    With money replacing time and membership as key parts of the interest group system, describe the impact on American democracy.

    Which groups are being negatively affected or left out of the process of interest group influence of policy and policymakers?

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    This question is most obviously answered as the people with the least money to spend. Children's programs, education, and poor and homeless help organizations are the most likely to be left out or affected. If money is the key to participation, it is those groups that can pay for huge lobbying groups that will be heard first. Groups like AARP will ...

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    A discussion on what happens with the replacement of time by money in the political system of American Democracy. Interest groups power shifts due to the change and how it affects the issues.