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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Spending billions on a political campaign is money wasted. It doesn't create long term jobs in the economy. The money goes largely into advertising and developing political ads that never get aired, hair, make up, political coaching, etc. It's a very pretentious, nearly two year spectacle of turd polishing.


    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If they're spending the money legally, more power to them. People should be happy that an individual is shoveling almost a $billion into the economy, employing scads of Americans in the process, and not squirreling it away in some offshore account or employing peons in India to answer phones.

    That said, Canada is going to go through a federal election this year and by comparison, our election law limits 3rd party spending to $200,000 and we can't stand the number of ads we get subjected to. I can't imagine the pain suffered by Americans in this regard. And I don't for a minute think the amount of money matters so much as the impact of the message.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    I think million dollar weddings and billion dollar campaign buying are both offensive, which is all the more reason to limit the degree to which individuals acquire such unreasonable amounts of money.
    I don't have a problem with anyone making big money as long as they don't encroach on my rights or freedoms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    If I had back all the money I've spent on Powerball tickets through the years, I'd be able to buy a private island.
    We need to sit you down and show you how terrible the odds are.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    If I had back all the money I've spent on Powerball tickets through the years, I'd be able to buy a private island.
    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    We need to sit you down and show you how terrible the odds are.
    I can help with that. You would be more likely to get struck by lightning on a clear day *and* attacked by a shark while standing in 2 feet of ocean water all at the same time than winning the Powerball.
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'd rather have an island. It would make me happier.
    That is the wonderful thing about spending your own money - you can generally do so as you please.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I can help with that. You would be more likely to get struck by lightning on a clear day *and* attacked by a shark while standing in 2 feet of ocean water all at the same time than winning the Powerball.
    Yet, they say someone does indeed win...And it costs a buck....What can you do these days for a buck?
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Woopee! We're going to have the best President and representatives that money can buy.
    Last edited by Hard Truth; 01-26-15 at 10:45 PM.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Nope. There's no evidence that they hold any more power than anyone else in this country when it comes to influencing politicians.
    You don't think a person who puts $900 million into political campaigns has more influence than you do!?
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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    Spending billions on a political campaign is money wasted. It doesn't create long term jobs in the economy. The money goes largely into advertising and developing political ads that never get aired, hair, make up, political coaching, etc. It's a very pretentious, nearly two year spectacle of turd polishing.
    The Koch's have reaped many financial benefits from their political funding. Many of their favorite issues are ones that financially benefit them directly. Even when you don't win a campaign, politicians and others with power remember that you supported their side and will reward you later.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Wait...I thought Harry Reid and Elizabeth Warren said the Koch Brothers were anarchists?

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