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"What Economic Elite Domination" and "Biased Pluralism" mean is that rather than average citizens of moderate means having an important role in determining policy, ability to shape outcomes is restricted to people at the top of the income distribution and to organized groups that represent primarily -- although not exclusively -- business."

Yes indeed the rich & organized rich have a much greater influence on public policy than any citizens or citizens group with the possible exception of the NRA.

Yes the rich pay most of the taxes & pay taxes at a higher rate, but the devil is in the details because they pay a much smaller percentage of total income on taxes.
So both sides get to claim they're correct without acknowledging the problem.
The total tax burden falls heaviest on the working class as barring 401K/IRA/HSA and the pre-tax dollar schemes every single cent of earnings are taxed at every level, food, gas, utilities, phone, even savings accounts are taxed.
One of course cannot own property without taxes as both the government & business engage in rentseeking from an increasingly demoralized and poor workforce.

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