Are modern state governments just a group that administers the businesses of the bourgeoisie?

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I recently read the Communist Manifiesto and in the very fist chapter the authors claim that

The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie.

I think there is indirect evidence for this claim, such as the lobbies and their political pressure on goverment. That's suggested in the elitism theory briefly mentioned here and also mentioned here. However, what is said in those references is not conclusive evidence. I know that the anti-trust laws in US exist because of the significative impact of those groups on society, so that could prove that bourgeoisie is not in charge (otherwise those laws wouldn't have ever existed), but it cannot be ignored that its power could be great enough to weak democracy and perhaps to dominate all society.

I have searched for direct evidence of this claim but I haven't found it. So the questions is:

Is it possible to exhibit evidence (e.g. facts) in order to prove that claim either for today world or for the time Marx and Engels lived?

Note: Linking to a book or article that covers these topics is also a valid answer.

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