It seems strange to me with the economy in such disarray that I can read ‘Senator McCrap just raised $3 million dollars in 8 weeks. But he is way short of his challenger, ‘Mr. WishtobeMcCrap’ who has a war chest of $16 million raised in only 3 months.
The President is reported to have a Billion. His challenger will have hundreds of millions.
I was good at math in school, and I know these figures are not from donations of $5 & $10.
We have long past the time that Honest, poor Johnny Truelove can run for office and get elected. To be honest, it takes money to run for City Council in a small town like Belmont, NC. Do you see that sign on the side of the road about election time? It is about 18” x 24”. That sign cost someone about $8-$10 dollars. Need a thousand of them? about $9,000. That does not count the $2,000 for stands. It is a shame that we have pushed this system to this point. BUT we have.
With the money spent this year on Politics we could shore up Social Security. But then no one will volunteer money for that.
At the Occupy Wall St, I saw two women, holding signs, I am the 1%, tax me more. I wonder if anyone actually checked to see if they were multi-millionaires. If so, why not pool the money, bail out a manufacturing company and make jobs? Tax on the super wealthy is a one time thing, mostly, but JOBS? last and keep on producing.
I think we get burned out on politics. Watching the news, I have to laugh, even in politics the news cannot give a positive Headline.
Headline lately: ROMNEY WINS BIG in New Hampshire, BUT EXPECT A BLOOD BATH IN SC!
I wish we had another Harry Truman. Did you know when he left the White House that he drove Beth to Independence in their car? The they lived in a house that Beth had inherited. He paid for his own stamps and licked his own envelopes. His retirement was from the Army about $13K a year.
Congress did change some of that, but not because he complained. I liked what he said about politics. “I had a choice, play a piano in a Whore house or go into politics. It amounted to about the same thing (that is paraphrased).”
Thanks for coming by the log.
I don’t mind what Congress does, as long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.