The Republican Convention in Tampa and our Tax Dollars used

The Republican National Convention is to be held in Tampa Florida, shortly, and the article that I read in the local paper included these interesting numbers for us all to consider.

1- The Federal Government (that means us!) is paying $50-MILLION dollars for Convention Security.  Now that’s a lot of money, but even worse, you must remember that each party will receive the exact same amount of moneys from the Federal government for the security of all of those drunken privileged few that get to attend these conventions.

2- The article also mentioned that the Federal Elections Committee is providing $18.2-MILLION Dollars to the RNC’s Committee on Arrangements to “make Mitt Romney look good” What does that mean? These funds will come from those of us that allowed the federal government to take $3.00 from each of us  on our tax documentation.

Combine all of the Federal Funds involved and you get $136-MILLION in TAXPAYER Dollars for these political parties to, and I quote; “watch people wearing stupid hats and see a lot of balloons drop.”

As the article says.

IS IT ANY WONDER THAT WE ARE $15-TRILLION dollars in DEBT?

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Just THINKIN -#1 All of that campaign money

I WAS JUST THINKING #1

Seeing as the two Idiots that are running for President have actually said NOTHING of substance about what their actual proposals for making things better for the US, I was thinking.

Why don’t they just keep talking (about nothing) and take all of the NEGATIVE AD money (Billions????) and donate it to the government to help pay for what they have already screwed up both publicly and privately in their past or existing jobs?

You know, we could maybe run a tally sheet and the one who collects the most from their PAC (meaning special interest) groups, could get a medal or something. Maybe we could even let the biggest donor carry the briefcase of someone in government so they can have their picture taken?

If we are going to be  a country that runs on bribes, let’s stop wasting the bribes on ADs and put it into a government fund to reduce our debt?

JUST THINKIN’

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DON BOBBITT