Upon signing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act on the White House lawn this week Biden declared:
"That's how our system works. That's American democracy. And I am signing a law that is truly consequential, because we made our democracy deliver for the people."
No doubt, American democracy is a giant scam. It has been for a long time. In fact, democratic mob rule supplanted the limited government of a republic with the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913. This amendment established direct election of Senators by popular vote.
In short, the Seventeenth Amendment allows the Senate to buy votes from their constituents in exchange for delivering federal money back to their districts. This ensures the government acts to meet the collective demand for private prosperity through public spending. It also rewards political corruption and public graft.