Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Party of the “Working” man and the Party of “Limited Government”…

You would think the party of the “working” man (Democratic Party) and the Party that claims to be for “limited government” (Republican Party) would be sensitive to the “average” American out in the real world struggling to make ends meet. The latest report of the two parties lavish spending is out and the spending suggests that neither party lives up to the claims they make.

Both national parties have raised over $100,000,000 (one hundred million) dollars in campaign contributions and many of those contributions come from people that believe each party has their interest at heart. But what they really have at heart is their comfort and lavish lifestyle.

Limos, booze, luxury restaurants and hotels, nearly a million in office supplies, corporate/private jets, golf, fishing, and meetings in Hawaii are typical expenditures. Officials from both parties suggest they have to spend money to get the big donors to contribute. These expenditures totaled $60,000,000 (sixty million) for the democrats and $74,000,000 (seventy four million) for the republicans.

Read the article yourself. Don’t get me wrong here, I believe they can spend the money any which way they want to, and for the places and people they are spending the money on, it is good for their economy. But don’t tell we the people that you represent them. Both parties are part of the culture of corruption that has permeated our government.

They raise money by demonizing each other and they are doing quite well. This is a game to them and they are taking your hard earned contributions and rubbing them in your face. How often do you get private limos in Hawaii, after boozing it up on your private corporate jet? These people are telling you they are going to change the government. It sounds like the way they spend their money, they are just as corrupt, unaccountable, and as out of control as the government they say they want to change.

Is this the change any of us want?

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