The Last Hand
We need to start making sense out of our American economy and how money is spent. As I drive around the Metro area, I have never seen so many homeless folks on street corners. May be a sign of the times.
There are still about 50 bedrolls with Occupy Denver folks still sleeping on the sidewalk across from the State Capitol, but that’s a different matter from homelessness.
Now I read that President Obama has $1 billion to spend on his re-election campaign. Romney spends about $12 million in the South Carolina primary, along with millions spent by the other candidates and the special interest PAC’s.
I have an idea for all of these candidates. Why, instead of spending so much money with the huge media outlets, don’t these candidates donate their campaign funds to non-profits who assist the poor, unemployed, and disabled, including many ancient war veterans pounding the pavement in old uniforms asking for $.25.
Assisting the non-profit world would show voters that these candidates really do care about the lower economic class, slow the rhetoric about the rich not caring about the poor of America. Instead of my sending a check to political parties, I could send it to Goodwill Industries, Craig Hospital, Habitat For Humanity, Marillac Clinic, The Salvation Army and Red Cross. These folks really do assist the poor and needy people across Colorado and America.
The tax reports by all of the candidates indicate relatively large donations to non-profits. But their taxes go to run the government where we know the floodgates on spending is broken.
For example, instead of running the negative ads on television blasting opponents, the advertising would change and the TV spot or newspaper ad would indicate that in lieu of spending millions on statewide or national advertising, the candidate was donating $5 million to the tornado relief fund for Kentucky,
Tennessee, Ohio and Indiana, so hard struck last week.
I think most Americans would rather help the poor and needy and donate funds to these folks rather than make political donations to political parties. Our American political system does work with two major parties and they comprise about two-thirds of American voters. The current ads are GOP’s looking for the nomination and spending far two much money in this mock election.
I would vote for the candidate who donates the most money to non-profits in each state and forgo NBC, CBS and FOX. Let it be known that this is really putting the American people first and putting money where their mouths are.
Having more debates and less negative advertising would suit many Americans quite well.
It would me anyway.