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$3 Billion and Look at the Mess it Bought. I Want a Refund.

by JRoyale

2000-11-07 00:40:59

The Washington Post today calculated that the amount of the money raised by politicians for the upcoming election will over 3 Billion Dollars. GAG!

I don't care you who are, that is a fucking lot of money.

While a significant amount of money has come from private individuals, most of it has been raised by corporations. [Ok, I can't prove this, but this IS The Pigdog Journal and so I'm allowed to make facts up when I'm too lazy to do the research. If you don't like it, you can get your bad craziness elsewhere.]

And you can be sure that those that gave so "generously" will be expecting the politicians they financed to help them with their "little" problems. That will probably only cost us 40-50 BILLIONS to pay off the corporations for helping us select a politician. How nice of them.

As some of you know, I don't watch television (they don't call it the idiot box for nothing) and so when I was in a bar yesterday and the game was on, I discovered just where that 3 billion dollars was spent. It seems the only ads on these days are for politicians. Makes you wonder, all the money that is raised it being spent to buy time on television. The stations are, of course, owned by some multi-national corporation, broadcasting over the PUBLIC airwaves. Naturally, the multi-national charge for the privilege of broadcasting these ads, so they end up pocketing their own money and taking a nice tax write off to boot.

What a fucking crazy way to run a country. At this rate it won't be long with the way multi-national are corrupting the system that the Microsoft/GE ticket is running against ATT/IBM ticket for President.

Me, I'm voting drunk and I urge you to do the same.

Over.  End of Story.  Go home now.

jared@pigdog.org

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