The thrill is in the deal
Is it possible to set aside personal political/social/religious biases and just talk rationally about where we should spend our money?
I just read a blog which stated that $6 billion will be spent on U.S. elections in 2012.
I think we could pave all of North Korea for that money. Whoa, say stupefied readers, why would we do that. Whoa, say I, why not? They cannot successfully do anything else on that land; let’s pave non-paradise and turn it to a parking lot.
Can we ask the U.S. Supreme Court, which unleashed rampant floodgates of cash in the Citizens United case, to decide whether we can pave North Korea?
Absurdities these are, and yet, imagine the starving children, medical, substance-abuse counseling needs out there; what could six &%&*## billion dollars do for these needs?
The bedside alarm sounds in the Romney household: it is 5 a.m. Time for some quick calisthenics, a peck on the cheek, and off to a tightly scripted day of baby-kissing and Obama-bashing. Why? Is it the adrenaline rush of winning? Let’s ask eBay customers, isn’t it fun to be the winning bidder? Car dealers and their customers, isn’t it a thrill to make the deal? But there’s the morning-after syndrome, buyer’s remorse. The thrill is in the deal, not the car, or baby carriage, or on-the-job training President you won.
Imagine getting out of bed and turning on CNN to learn that a bunch of moneyed folks are pouring millions into your PAC. Obama, Santorum (not any more), Romney; it’s all the same. Wake up, kiss spouse, turn on TV and be blown away by the huge amounts of money wasted on this nonsense.
Why would conservatives spend millions to save a few thousands on taxes?
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