We the people of the United States of America are fed up with the obscenity of the funds spent to elect our representatives and our President. Instead of the billions going toward the urgent needs of our people; it is frivolously frittered away on ads that provide little to NO meaningful content. Then, we are subjected to a repetition of this prattle that defies all logic for months. The mainstream media is full of bias and void of integrity, making it a nonentity as a resource for factual information. Forgiving the insult to the intelligence of the American people, it SHOULD, at the very least be incumbent of the actual candidates to provide factual content of their agendas. A cap on spending would motivate potential candidates to use these resources to share their platform instead of the spun rhetoric with no accountability for factuality. Imagine how productive it would be for the masses to actually be privy to the details of the issues. Currently, our only source of insight as to the legitimate stance of our contenders, are the debates that are fraught with prejudice and interruption. In conclusion, we ask you to reflect; should one be allowed to purchase a position of representation? Enough is enough!
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If you share my disgust at the vulgar obscenity of money squandered on elections, please read and sign this petition. Let's make our voices heard. Regardless of party affiliation, the realization...
If you share my disgust at the vulgar obscenity of money squandered on elections, please read and sign this petition. Let's make our voices heard. Regardless of party affiliation, the realization that over $5.8 billion has been spent for the 2012 elections is reprehensible. One should not be allowed to purchase a seat of representation, much less the Presidency of the United States of America. Help me demand that the insanity be stopped.
"The 2012 presidential and congressional elections will be the most expensive on record, the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics estimates -- though not by much. The Center predicts, based on data from 18 months of fundraising and spending, that the elections will cost $5.8 billion, an increase of 7 percent from the 2008 cost of $5.4 billion. But outside spending, which is soaring while presidential candidate spending declines is a wild card that makes predictions tricky."