Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SO much money was rasied in 10 days before the election

Last weeks election brought home what many feel is what's wrong with our political system. The Globe reports that 23 million was spent by both sides with Brown spending 8.7 million, about a million a day. So much so, that he couldn't spend the money fast enough and will now have 4 million in his war chest to run again in less than two years. Coakley spent 5.1 million. The D's spent another 4.3 million. Seven outside interest groups spent 2.7 to help Brown while five groups spent 1.8 million on Coakley's campaign. Big companies who were for and against health care reform have way to much money to spend, thanks in part, to our own complacency and greed and our willingness to let the rich dictate to us how we will live.

Nothing good will come of this ever and now that corporations will have equal access to campaign for or against a candidate in elections, thanks to the Supreme court ruling, money spent on elections in 2010 and 2012 will make this years race, look like pocket change.

4 Comments:

At January 26, 2010 at 3:05 PM , Blogger Edward said...

It absolutely blows my mind to think that people are willing to spend this type of money to get some one elected to public office when the need for the bare necessities is so great in so many places in this world. Think of what could have been done with an additional 8 million in Haiti. Or better yet think of what could have been done with an extra 8 million in MA if it were spent to shore up the systems designed to help those in desparate need instead of to shore up the war chest of politicians. Something is wrong with a society that does not find this situation shameful.

 
At January 26, 2010 at 3:20 PM , Blogger new to blogging said...

Where the heck are these people/corporations getting this kind of money to spend on elections? I thought the US economy was in trouble? Must be the same trouble that those banks are in paying huge bonuses. We are being lied to people. This economic disaster is made up by big companies to get them out from under huge debts and to let them line their pockets with our money, and we are letting them do it. Spending this kind of money on an election should make you start questioning what the basis for this economic downturn baloney really is.

 
At January 26, 2010 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Jim Pillsbury said...

Here's another worthy web site to visit if you wish to do something about the SJC decesion.
www.movetoamend.org

 
At January 26, 2010 at 4:41 PM , Blogger Frank S. said...

You could not turn on the radio, tv, or answer your phone in the days before the election without being bombarded with information about one of the other of the candidates. Seems that an big bundle of money from outside the state was spent on this election. Sort of what our future holds with that new supreme court ruling. Big bundles of money from ouside of our country can now be spent on our national elections. Now doesn’t that make you sleep peacefully at night.

 

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