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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    I thought the Republican party was the party of fiscal restraint. So much for that.
    There is one drastic difference, what the Republicans are doing is donating their own personal money. Interesting how you connect a person spending their own money with spending taxpayer money. But being you made that connection, Obama has raised the national debt by 6 trillion in just 4 yrs. Democrats not the party of fiscal restraint.
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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    No he didnt. $778,642,962
    Oh, that's right, he was expected to raise a billion for this campaign. And your complaining about the Republications?
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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    Doesn't Proctor & Gamble spend more money promoting Pampers?

    I really don't know. But how does Proctor and Gamble's advertisng budget relate to political campaign contributions?

    I think buying influence with a political candidate is not in the same arena as advertising your business products. Maybe you don't. I'd be interested in how you see the two relate. Thanks.

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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Fantastic! Let them spend, spend and spend some more. Good for the economy. /s

    Have yet to cast my vote based on campaign ads. Sadly though some do.

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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    There is one drastic difference, what the Republicans are doing is donating their own personal money. Interesting how you connect a person spending their own money with spending taxpayer money. But being you made that connection, Obama has raised the national debt by 6 trillion in just 4 yrs. Democrats not the party of fiscal restraint.
    But much of that money comes from corporations, which could have passed it on as savings to their customers.

    And please let the Obama debt half-truth die. He inherited from Bush a $1.3-trillion deficit, which he has stabilized even in the midst of a painfully slow recovery.
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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    What I think is sad is that to be elected you must spend that kind of money
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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    What I think is sad is that to be elected you must spend that kind of money
    And it's only gotten far worse since Citizens United.
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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Here's something I don't think many people are taking into consideration during all these SuperPAC campaign spending debates...

    If the economy is doing so bad and investor confidence is so low and the wealthy - the real so-call "job creators" - are suppose to use their money to grow their businesses, WHY ARE SO MANY WEALTHY INDIVIDUALS DONATING MILLIONS TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS instead of putting that money back into growing and expanding their businesses?

    The answer is simple: Millions of dollars are being wasted trying to win over one political candidate over another all so that the walth-class can influence economic policies. (See post #5 which hit the nail squarely on the head on this point!!!)

    But while crony-capitalism is busy kissing up to the politicians, the middle-class continues to struggle trying to make ends meet. Meanwhile, SuperPACs not only continue to muddle the issues making it more and more difficult to decern fact from fiction, the truth from the lie, they're also drowning out the voice of the People. It's no wonder people are starting to call for a 3rd-party candidate with no ties to either party to get into the presidential race. Democracy? More and more I'm beginning to thing it left this country several years ago.

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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    Fantastic! Let them spend, spend and spend some more. Good for the economy. /s

    Have yet to cast my vote based on campaign ads. Sadly though some do.
    How is spending millions on campaign ads good for the economy? The consumers don't win a thing from this partisan mudslinging on either side.

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    Re: Record Spending On 2012 Elections By GOP Groups

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    But much of that money comes from corporations, which could have passed it on as savings to their customers.
    Yeah, and union money, which could be left in members pocket to buy more goods and services, you know the working class.

    And please let the Obama debt half-truth die. He inherited from Bush a $1.3-trillion deficit, which he has stabilized even in the midst of a painfully slow recovery.
    Nice try, Bush increased the national debt by 5 trillion in 8 yrs, vs, Obama's 6 trillion in just 4 yrs. Obama has increased the national debt higher and faster then any president before him. Further under Obama, he has the privileged of being the first president to have our debt downgraded.
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