quick thought

August 29, 2008 — 1 Comment

why would you spend close to or over $2B, that’s $2,000,000,000 for a job that pays $200,000. there is a fundamental flaw in logic there plus if you think about it for too long you realise at some point, that various makers that make up that money will come due.

these are the thoughts that prevent me from getting to excited this election cycle.

One response to quick thought

  1. First off, the candidates aren’t the ones laying that money down. You could say that it’s being done on their behalf, but even that’s not true. The various parties spending that money are contributing for various reasons, but I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that the reasons fall into two categories:

    1) They contribute because they believe it is in their best interest to have one person in office over another.

    2) They believe it is in their best interest that the person in office know that they made a contribution to their “victory”.

    If you tally up the economic cost to the nation overall of the administration of the past eight years – irresponsible tax cuts, a needless war, and thorough mismanagement of economic policy that has resulted in devaluation of the dollar on the world market – you’re looking at a cost in the trillions. That’s trillions in cost that we could have saved by having an administration with decent judgement.

    Given that we’ve got a pretty solid example of what it can cost to have a bad administration, two-billion dollars should seem a small price to pay.

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