Political Contribution

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Frasier
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Political Contribution

Post by Frasier » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:18 am

Only 4% of Americans contribute to political campaigns. Are you one of them?

The rest of the political money comes from special interest groups. Not too different from public bribery.

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Post by Terry » Thu Oct 05, 2006 7:48 pm

None from me! Those thieves have stolen enough already. I'd rather blow that money on pizza and beer.

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Post by dbthinking » Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:13 pm

I have, and I probably will do it again depending on who runs for President.

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Post by bwoodsdesign » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:29 pm

Nope. I'm selfish. They all have enough money as far as I'm concerned, anyway. And like Terry, I'd rather spend it on myself. At least I know it'll be put to good use.

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Post by Terry » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:52 pm

bwoodsdesign wrote:They all have enough money as far as I'm concerned, anyway.
Nearly half of the US senators are multi-millionaires. Almost all presidental candidates are multi-millionaires (John Kerry, John Edwards, Bush and Cheney). If they really want that job, spend their own money.

Here is an irony - the annual salary of a US senator is about $165,000 and the senate candidates spend millions during their campaigns. Why would anyone spend so much to fight for such a low-paying job?

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Post by bwoodsdesign » Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:56 pm

Hah. Easy. To be King Jackass. It's more about power, reputation, and ego than money.

Plus, "senator" is just a couple rungs below, on the ladder to "president". Big "duh" right there. I'm sure that many red blooded American senators get a hard-on at the notion of being leader of the free world.

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Post by Terry » Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:01 pm

bwoodsdesign wrote:I'm sure that many red blooded American senators get a hard-on at the notion of being leader of the free world.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

What about Hillary then?

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Post by bwoodsdesign » Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:04 am

Terry wrote:What about Hillary then?
Same thing.

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Post by Frasier » Sat Oct 07, 2006 8:05 am

I don't give money to politicians. The only times when politicians "care" about people are when they want (not need) money and when they want (they do need) votes.

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