Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Money on elections

I have said before that too much money is spent on elections in the United States. I think this is a serious cause for concern for the electorate and people of any political persuasion should be bothered by it. Here is a blatant example from Iowa yesterday:


About $2,800 per vote for Jeb Bush? If he had won the Iowa Caucuses it could have been a justifiable expense but spending $14,000,000 only to come in 6th place with less than 3% of the vote? Those millions could have been spent on something else or even saved to generate money elsewhere. Such a waste. Perhaps now that American voters are becoming less enthused about candidates who attempt to overwhelm their opponents with vast amounts of cash less money will be invested in elections.

4 comments:

  1. It is ridiculous. The GOP has long been bought out by the Koch brothers.

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    1. How can anyone claim to be a fiscal conservative when they spend millions on elections?

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  2. Eeek, yes! That money should go to homeless and disadvantaged Americans instead!

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