Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rich people in the hunt for a president

You won’t be shocked—thanks to the Citizens United ruling—to know that 158 families have ponied up half of all the money contributed so far in the presidential primary races.

Most of the 115,226,842 other families in the country haven’t given much of anything yet.

The New York Times says that these 158 families, and the companies they own or control, have written checks for $178 million so far.

These are folks who are trying to buy the next president. Almost 90 percent of them have given money to Republican candidates.

Most of them live in one of nine cities in the U. S., like New York, Los Angeles, Houston and Miami.

I don’t think these folks have a lot of my interests, personal or civic, in mind when they’re boosting the candidate of their choice.

What do you think?

Here’s the potential great equalizer: you and I get one vote in early November next year, just like they do.

Copyright © Richard Carl Subber 2015 All rights reserved.

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