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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #44)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 06:29 PM

78. What??!! you want to impoverish all those who

make a fortune out of campaigns?
Good lord..elections and campaigns are big business. All that campaign money goes to lots of marketing, polling agencies, it gives radio and tv blabbermouths...uhh...news people....something to talk about...it creates marketing for networks to compete over and get advertising dollars..
cars are rented, planes are rented, and in Newt's case, he could even hawk his book on his campaign.
Then there is the after campaign market, where the tell all books are printed, lucrative speaking tours, and in some cases, nice consultant fees.
Plus, don't forget, as Colbert showed, it only takes 2 legal paper steps to turn a candidate's PAC funds into an account that is completley tax free and untraceable, leaving the funds totally in the candidate's pocket.

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