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Election - Season - Penny - Wallet
It’s election season, left and right are clamoring for every penny possible to help them win. That means they’re coming for you, and more specifically, they’re coming for your wallet. Hold on to it tightly.
Every election there are people who get filthy rich, or richer, by finding new and creative ways of separating you from your hard-earned money. Campaigns, parties, and Political Action Committees (PACs) spend a fortune trying to get you to give any amount. The campaigns and parties lie, spin, and anything else they think will get them some of your money. (I’ve written about how campaigns do this before. It’s worth revisiting here).
Campaigns - Limit - Individuals - Damage - SuperPACs
But campaigns have a limit on how much they can raise from individuals, so only so much damage can be done there. Enter the SuperPACs.
There are no limits on how much a SuperPAC can raise from someone, though most donations are small. But even small donations add up.
Names - Someone - Defeat - Someone - Groups
With creative names like “the committed to” do this or that, usually defend someone or defeat someone else, these groups are money-suckers that get people rich and make little to no difference. More often than not, they don’t do anything but fundraise.
They run TV ads, banner ads, and send direct mail that makes it seem like they are the last line of defense of someone you care about who is being smeared by someone you don’t like. More often than not, they’re a scam.
Tea - Party - Movement - Frustration - Bailouts
When the Tea Party movement started it was organic, born out of frustration of the bailouts for irresponsible banks and borrowers being insulated from the consequences of their bad decisions with taxpayer dollars. People were pissed. Others saw opportunity.
Opportunists scrambled to register domain names with “tea party” in them, to set up websites and...
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