Some interesting facts about the fundraising. According to the Center for
Responsive politics, Mitt Romney has earned twice as much money from Wall
Street as Barack Obama. $2.3 million for Romney compared to $857,000 for the
President. Indeed, Romney does well with that crowd. An article in
the DN earlier this year stated that "Romney again exhibited an Empire
State of Mind with his fundraiser Tuesday in the City that Wall Street
millionaires and hedge-fund heavyweights attended in droves." (May 12,
2011)Does anyone worry about all this big money? These are the
people who benefitted from the bailout. Is Romney impervious from the influence
of such large quantities of money? Or a better question, is anyone on Earth?Another interesting note is that although Ron Paul is called 'nuts' for
his foreign policy, he receives more money from active duty military than
President Obama or more than all of the other Republicans combined. You can
make empty statements about supporting the troops, but we should ask who do the
troops support? When it comes to giving money, Ron Paul outranks them all.
It's time to trust those who put their lives on the line.
If I had to choose between big business or big government. I would take big
business any day. Big business can truly be boycott or penalized
for breaking the law.Big government is a bitter yoke to carry, when
government abuses power or privacy they hide behind the claimed veil of
national security or in the interest of terrorism. Most of the time
receive nothing but a slap on the wrist, or a "well we will never allow
this to happen again".Why would anyone want big government?
Wonder why all these big money men don't hire some folks full time to work on
their campaigns that are currently unemployed. Paying them a livable wage would
be nice as well.
They're not even in office yet and they've already been bought.
For a job that pays $250K/year, people are willing to spend MILLIONS for power.
Paul has gotten more donations from active military than any other candidate
Pretty disgusting that in American politics that the politician that pulls in
the most money is the guy that's usually elected.Ethics problems?Chases women?Lied under oath?Don't have any
integrity?Got money?No problem!What's I'd
like to see is every candidate given the same SMALL amount of funding via
Federal funds and when it's gone, it's gone. Period. No more private donations
allowed, either. I'd like the campaigns to be cheaper, shorter, and to be more
about actual accomplishments and character, too.Can't have common
sense in America, though, can we?....
Re: owlmaster2 | 7:39 p.m. Sept. 27, 2011 "Wonder why all these big
money men don't hire some folks full time to work on their campaigns that are
currently unemployed"The obvious answer is they want to spend
their money where it will provide them the most value. These men don't owe
anybody a living, and they certainly don't owe the bum in the park a 'livable
Fact, The more I hear from Cain, the more I like him! The More I hear from
Romney the more I like him, and the more I hear from Perry and Paul, the LESS I
LIKE BOTH OF THEM! They scare me!!! Looking forward to the NEXT Debate!!!