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(CBS News)   Two men have spent $2 billion campaigning for a job that pays $1.6 million over four years. This must mean something   ( divider line
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1091 clicks; posted to Politics » on 26 Oct 2012 at 4:16 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-26 12:04:45 AM  
6 votes:
It wasn't their money.
2012-10-26 06:20:43 AM  
1 vote:
We wonder why representative democracy doesn't work, as we pit two millionaires (who we demand be sin free, or at least we demand the opponent be sin-free) in a multi-billion dollar battle to jetset around the states and run insane tv commercials, all to prove just how like us they really are.

If you want to know why government doesn't work... that's why... only rich lawyers can even afford to run for most of the lower offices, occasionally a nice farmer like Jon Tester makes it through, but he'll get drummed out in favor of another rich guy who is a little more of a team player in moneyball. We hire, almost exclusively, lawyers... bad ones at that, and then we wonder why these idiots don't believe in evolution, why they don't believe in tectonic plates, why they don't believe in math. Where are the transportation economists, where are the scientists, where are the engineers, where is anyone who has actually practiced medicine in the last 20 years as a career (I like that Ron Paul is a doctor, but he's not exactly current), where are the farmers, where are the IT guys? Lawyers are great for writing laws, and I'm not saying we don't need *some* of them in Congress... but when we elect nothing but lawyers, how can we rightly be surprised that they don't know about any subject other than writing laws? This idiocy gives more sway to PACs and lobbyists, and takes away from the constituents... the system fails us because we make it fail us day in and day out.
2012-10-26 05:00:53 AM  
1 vote:

MurphyMurphy: Men like him don't get in that position by having any sense of when enough power is enough. It's not about what you have, it's about what's next.

When you get as rich as someone like that, "what's next" should really be sitting back and enjoying the fruits of your labors, especially with your friends and family.
2012-10-26 03:39:34 AM  
1 vote:

Kanemano: violentsalvation: It wasn't their money.
It wasn't their money.
It wasn't their money.
It wasn't their money.
It wasn't their money.
It wasn't their money.
It wasn't their money.

And the speaker's fees after they retire are ginormous.
2012-10-26 12:02:23 AM  
1 vote:
Well, you get health insurance, your own personal body guards and a yearly income for life afterwards, so yeah.
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