05
Oct
11

do you hear that giant sucking sound?

The latest reports show that Rick Perry raised $10 million in the last 3 months. Mitt Romney, $18 million, Obama $86 million in the 3 months before that.

I can’t help but think what a tremendous waste of resources this is. You might as well just flush it down the toilet. It’s money spent on “public service” ads: ads that don’t really say anything about people who change what they think or mean or say they’ll do depending on which way the wind is blowing.

Meanwhile, 12,000 Michigan families will lose their jobless benefits in 2 weeks, more than half of our state police posts are closing, and Europe’s about to implode under the combined weight of Greece, Italy, and Ireland.

Wonder how many people $114 million would feed.

This system makes me sick. Nobody’s listening to the voices of the people, nobody’s looking out for the country or the world or any of us. They’re spending money so they can win, so they can protect the interests of the people who helped them get elected.

I jut heard that Steve Jobs died today.

Now I’m too sad to think.

“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.”

Sigh.

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5 Responses to “do you hear that giant sucking sound?”


  1. 1 Sam
    October 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    According to Freakonomics by Stephen Levitt, campaign contributions have very little to do with election results. He bases this by studying the hundreds of times that people running for rep or senator ran against the same person multiple years and the correlation with millions of dollars was nothing more than 1% of the votes. He claims that money doesn’t buy wins – charismatic people win more votes and also win more supporters.

    • October 6, 2011 at 8:58 am

      Even more of a reason to get money out of politics. I do believe it warps the argument because the person with the most money gets to have the most “say.” But maybe not. If it’s just spent, and wasted, let’s do it differently. At least limit the length of the campaign season like they do in Canada.

  2. 3 Boston Margy
    October 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    You said it. Then again, there’s all this Occupy Wall Street business. Seems to be taking the country by storm. Who knows, maybe?

  3. October 7, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I think you’re right and I think there should be a cap on what these idiots can spend to get elected/reelected. No one can spend more than $___________. And then they can all spend the same amount (say $2 Million) and that’s IT. If they take in any more they have to donate it to a feed the homeless charity. Period.

  4. 5 dcembre
    April 2, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    The drawing lot is the only solution to take back our power…


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