This article asserts that the average citizen has no real effect on US policy, only the corporate elite have a say.
The article uses the example of amnesty for illegals. Corporate elites have pushed for amnesty, assumingly for reasons of cheap labor. Therefore, their will be done.
Just from my personal observation, I see this elsewhere. For example, we have all see the actions of SCOTUS. We have the illusion that they base their rulings on whether they have more conservatives or liberals on the bench. However, if you look at SCOTUS purely as a rubber stamp for corporate America, they neither rule left or right, rather, they only rule corporate.
Take Obamacare for example. Here is legislation that the left championed. Ironically, they championed legislation that gave corporate America the power to set our tax rates for medical care, as well as forcing us to buy it. Justice Roberts single handedly changed the law into a tax so it might be considered somewhat Constitutional, even though he was considered a "conservative" justice.
Then I hearken back to the time that SCOTUS was considering whether or not corporations should be considered an entity like an individual in regards to campaign donations. Again, SCOTUS ruled on the side of corporate America. They can do no wrong. This was considered to be a "win" for conservatives, as where Obamacare was considered a "win" for liberals. Instead, both were only a win for corporate America.
The corporate bail outs are yet another example, as both parties joined hands to loot trillions from Americans to cover the sins of corporate America, because life without them would be unthinkable, if not impossible. They were simply too big to fail, so they took all our money to prop them up.
Using this perspective, you can now predict every move SCOTUS makes. Simply ask yourself, what would corporate America want, and you will know what their next ruling will be before they even hear the case.