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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
How about a cool $1.5 billion raised by individuals, the candidates themselves, and other political committees in the last presidential election? Now that the federal government has broken the three trillion dollars per year spending level, is it any surprise that there is so much money being spent on trying to scramble to the top of the pile to be President?
How to get money out of politics? Get politics out of money. What I mean by that is that if there was less spending coming out of Washington there would be less of a draw for the lobbyists and those who want to spend my money as they see fit.
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