The actual word that is used to define our government is "Oligarchy": a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few.
It is a rare occasion when anybody agrees with me but this time I am not alone in my opinion: http://www.telegraph...-concludes.html
Isn't that just about the same thing the Marxists said about the "bourgeoisie"? Our government is actually very large and growing. If the Demo-Marxists have their way, we'll all be government "employees" eventually, regardless of the fact that the Soviets proved that was a failure. In actuality, real power has always been in the hands of the few, and always will be, But I'm glad that ours still has some checks and balances left, lest we have a real king/dictator/tyrant to deal with.