The folks that created the constitution made the presidential spot open to whoever the public elected. This was a good decision, and one that has worked well for many years. In the 1970’s though we started to see a new trend. He with most money won.

Here we are in 2008, and the silliness has reached new peaks. Apparently Hillary Clinton is $20 million in the hole! And she isn’t even running any more.

I have no idea how accurate these numbers are, but according to Opensecrets.org almost one billion dollars has been spent on election ’08.

What a waste of money, and a waste of time. The Clinton campaign apparently has spent almost $230 million. Obama is approaching $250 million, and hawkish McCain is still under $100 million. The other serious players add an additional $360 million. As the saying goes, a billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you are talking real money!

I think this is ridiculous. We have millions of people starving on the planet. There are hungry people in the US. There are homeless people. There are people on the very verge of collapse.

I work with the homeless, and I know that a billion dollars would go a long way. It might not fix the problem, but it would certainly help a great deal. A billion dollars buys a lot of groceries. A billion dollars buys a lot of land. A billion dollars buys a lot of medication.

Of course these idiots, and it doesn’t matter which party, just don’t care. They make nice speeches about the issue, but when you get right down to it, they could care less.

It’s just a billion dollars!

What a huge waste, to make matters worse, all those Vote For Hillary signs are headed for the landfill.

Much is talked about campaign financing reform, of course little is actually done about it. Why would you? Hell, you have spent a gazzilion dollars getting into office, why spoil it now?

Simon Barrett

http://zzsimonb.blogspot.com

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