Relax, it is all going back into the economy. That is the money that will support the advertisement industry, the broadcast industry as well as countless "strategists" and give them a much needed boost for the upcoming recession.
Delta, do you have anything to contribute besides snide sarcasm?
You ignorance of the issues is apparent from the lack of useful
rebuttle to the debate.
Why is it important that these contributions come from Wall Street?
These traders, not economists or securities analysts, can turn the world upside down, make governments tremble, give central bankers colitis and ruin the lives of ordinary men and women saving for their children’s college education or their own retirement. In America today, it is the traders, not the politicians or the generals or the corporate bosses, who have the power.
You want intelligent debate, I'll be happy to give you some. First you have to say something intelligent! Right now you are slightly better than your Finnish friend that is calling your man Ron the Devil!
You can start by explaining how you came up with these "big" numbers. Like the amount raised by Hillary is over $117 million, yet your big Wall Street firms show less than $2 million. Where is the other $115 million. In fact all of the Wall Street contributions you mentioned amount to less than $5 million yet the toals are like $400 million. Who contributed the other $395 million?
Also do you know what the maximum individual donation limit is?
By the way, did you see the CPAC speech by Ron Paul. Probably not, because it was carried by CSPAN 3, even though McCain was televised live, as well as Romney.
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Again, who donated the other $395 million? Perhaps 30-50 million american citizens? But that isn't as sinister as the $5 million contributed by wall street employees now is it?
As for Ron's CPAC speech, sorry I must have missed it. I have heard his stup speech before and I must admit it is very good. I have much respect for Ron Paul the gadfly.
The only problem is that he is one of those people that when you hear him you are completely in his trance and think he is making sense. It is after the speech is over and you have some time to think about his policies that you realize that they are unworkable!
Donation limits were set up to prevent an individual from buying an election. Loaning money to a campaign is a way around it. So are many other legal ways to go around it. There will always be loopholes. You just have to live with them.
As for Ron, I have a good friend that is a Libretarian. His ideas sound good until you apply the laugh test. They no longer work.
Libretarians want to legalize illicit drugs, they want to leave medicine to private industry, they want to stop licensing of doctors and letting anyone put up a shingle whether they are qualified or not in order to cut cost. They want to do away with public education. They want to do away with environmental regulations. They want to do away with law enforcement.
As you said, none of these things are included in the constitution and shouldn't be offered by the government.
Libretarian talk is great to hear when you have all these facilities in place to protect and to serve you. It's not the same when they are gone.
The problem with Libretarians is that they actually advocate taking away alot of the libereties you take for granted. Think about that!