Forget those popular arguments appearing around the 'net' and elsewhere--Democracy, Republic, Marxist State (the last one I just threw in to see if you're really paying attention).
Here it is folks....The United States of America can now best be described as operating this nation via
kleptocracy or cleptocracy (ˌklɛpˈtɒkrəsɪ)
|— n , pl -cies|
|informal a government where officials are politically corrupt and financially self-interested|
|kleptocracy or cleptocracy (ˌklɛpˈtɒkrəsɪ)|