Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Cost of Electing a New President

I am not a highly political person but as I was watching Rock Center with Brian Williams on Monday I was highly disturbed. They reported on that show that night that the Super PAC for Mitt Romney will most likely spend about $350 Million dollars on attack advertising before the election is over. This made me so angry and I have not been able to get this figure out of my mind all week. This makes me feel like our country has priorities out of whack! 

People are willing to give millions of dollars to run attack advertising against another candidate but they are hesitant to donate to a non-profit organization. The attack advertising is a whole other reason this has been on my mind all week. We are parents are always telling our children to get along with others and "if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all." These men and women who want to run our country are setting terrible examples for the next generation. I am not saying I want my child to look up to a politician but it would be nice if we could have leaders of this country that we could have our children look to for examples. 

This obscene amount of money that will be spent during this campaign season begs the question, "If all that money were to be put toward the National Debt, could we begin to pay it down and still elect the right person to run our country?" It seems fiscally irresponsible for these Super PACs to be spending all this money when there are Americans who don't have enough money to buy groceries or pay their rent/mortgage. 

I will be on high alert this campaign season to keep these horrible advertisements off of my television and radio. I will be reading about what each candidate can do for my family and my country, I don't want to know about each skeleton in any closet, I don't care about that. 

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