$10,000,000,000 for the election is grotesque!

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    Does anyone think such a sum, as I just heard estimated on television, can be justified?

    Doesn't this make a mockery of democratic selection?

    What can and should be done about it?
     
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    You don't think this country is worth $10 billion?
     
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    The country? yes. The politicians? No.
     
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    What makes you think it is about the politicians?
     
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    Do you know where that money went?

    To pay the salaries of people like me.
     
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    I thought that all spending was good for the economy? I guess not anymore, because it is spending that you do not like….

    Anywho, yes that number is asinine and obscene. But the vast majority of people on this board or in this nation don’t actually think so. Proof? They are still voting for (in vast majorities) for the 2 candidates that spend this kind of cash and have been doing so for decades. No one really wants real change. All they want is to bitch about the things the other one is doing that happen to be the same things that they want done…
     
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    It is a totally disgusting situation and one that tells the world, "See the 'greatest democracy? It's for sale to the highest bidder!"

    There must be a reasonable way to keep elections down to a 'human' level!
     
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    We have the best government that money can buy.
     
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    It certainly is the most f-ing expensive! $10b would make a fair GDP for a little country. It could help a lot of people. It could corrupt many. Oh, right, it already does that.
     
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    It's all good besides the illegal donations Obama is getting from outside the country.
     

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