If We're So Broke Why Are The Dems Rolling In Cash??

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    You know, if they wanted to the Democrats could pay off the deficit just by using the endless amount of cash they seem to have to throw into political campaigns.

    They came up with $20 million to get their pro-union referendum passed in Ohio. Last year they came up with over $100 million in the 2010 mid-term elections. They seem to have this endless supply of cash coming from somewhere. They probably will have around $1 billion to spend on the Presidential election alone next year. So where are they getting all of this cash from?

    We're currently more than $15 trillion in debt yet the Dems who control the money in Washington are swimming in dough. They've been losing billions speculating in renewable energy. They spent billions in TARP funds and Stimulus and Obama tried to disguise his latest Stimulus as a jobs bill. All this money lost and still they can come up with millions to run ads and campaigns to help their union friends.

    Well, most of it is coming from union dues. Every member of a union gives $50 per month to the union and every cent goes to helping the Democrats take over government. Although they've been losing membership for the last few years Obama has made sure that losses were made up by unionizing the TSA and other government agencies. This is a huge cash advantage to the Dems. This is the root cause of Obama's current class-warfare campaign. Even though Wall Street donates nearly twice as much to Democrats he's using it effectively to keep the GOP from removing the biggest threat to our economy.

    Unions. They are the money behind the anti-Tea Party movement.

    Obama gives unions like the SEIU cash to run their operations and they in return drum up support for Democrat candidates.

    If you want to know what's wrong with this country most of it is centered around this unholy alliance.

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    Union Dues Funnel Millions in Tax Dollars to Democrats, Critics Say
    Unions to spend $100M in 2010 campaign to save Dem majorities - TheHill.com
    Corporate Campaigning: Where Do Politicians Get Their Money? |
     
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    candycorn Alis volat propriis

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    Chuckle.
     
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    It amazes me the amount of money that wealthy folks and corporations are willing to pay BOTH parties to avoid taxes.

    It's not a bad idea though - use the campaign war chests of all national candidates to pay down the debt and give them all one free ad on NPR & PBS.

    Good call, Mud.
     
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    This will be the first presidential election since citizen's united, the the sheer bulk of advocacy ads will make television practically unwatchable, not that it is that watchable now.
     
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    Nobody with a brain thinks we are broke.
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    It is mind blowing how much money is generated and spent on our elections. Once you raise to the level of state government it is almost required to be a millionaire at the very least. That is the level of money that needs to be generated to compete in these races now. How long ago did we break the billion dollar amout?

    The only fix for this would be to pass a law saying candidates can only campaign in person or on public tv or on public radio. They can use the united postal service and internet, but cannot call your land line or cell phone. They themselves can however knock upon your door. The news media i.e. CNN & FOX etc. can cover campaigns as news just like they do now. Private organizations can participate as they do now with the exception that they can only actively participate three months prior to the election day.
     
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    In deference to your yummy avi.....we're broke.

    When your outlays are constantly greater then your revenue sources you are broke.
     
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    editec Mr. Forgot-it-All

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    The GOP's and DEM's puppet masters aren't broke.




     
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    I think AVG-JOE had a good idea.

    Give the candidates equal time on NPR and PBS or other stations.

    This will never happen because special interests and lobbyists would lose much of their influence.
     
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    Only IF there are no assets, no more revenue sources and no viable ways to reduce outlays.

    We are far from broke.
     

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