American democracy?

At this stage, Democrats have offered Joe Manchin a basket full of polluter-friendly subsidies to prop up essentially non-existent carbon capture power technology, a watered-down clean power plan barely better than the status quo, or a meaningless carbon tax that mostly exists as a totem for an industry that pretends to care about the planetary damage it has caused.

Source: Opinion | ‘Compromising’ on Climate Is Horrible Politics, Deadly Policy, and Stupid Economics | Mitch Jones