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    Exclamation Just think of what could be done with all this campaign money?

    https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_election,_2020

    Lets call it $300 million just for the heck of it. I am sure there is "hidden money as well) and this is not current

    How many homeless could be fed? How many feet of wall could be built? How many salaries for Border Patrol??

    Just crazy!
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    I have no problem with campaign spending. For example, I contribute to the Trump campaign.

    Trump's Make America Great Again policies have lifted millions out of poverty which has done far more good than throwing another $300mil at homelessness. The Feds reportedly spend nearly $3 billion yearly on the homeless, along with $1.1b in California and New York's $3 billion... on and on and on. If throwing money at the homeless was a solution there would be no homeless.

    Other points... I have also contributed to the We Build The Wall operation that is building the wall. https://webuildthewall.us. I also contribute to my church which helps the needy.

    I am also very much against the scheme to disallow private funding of campaigns and only use taxpayer dollars equally among candidates. I consider it an assault on free speech.

    So... no. I don't consider my political donations crazy or somehow misplaced for failing to satisfy some bleeding heart notion that the dollars would be better spent on the homeless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
    I have no problem with camping spending. For example, I contribute to the Trump campaign.

    Trump's Make America Great Again policies have lifted millions out of poverty which has done far more good than throwing another $300mil at homelessness. The Feds reportedly spend nearly $3 billion yearly on the homeless, along with $1.1b in California and New York's $3 billion... on and on and on. If throwing money at the homeless was a solution there would be no homeless.

    Other points... I have also contributed to the We Build The Wall operation that is building the wall. https://webuildthewall.us. I also contribute to my church which helps the needy.

    I am also very much against the scheme to disallow private funding of campaigns and only use taxpayer dollars equally among candidates. I consider it an assault on free speech.

    So... no. I don't consider my political donations crazy or somehow misplaced for failing to satisfy some bleeding heart notion that the dollars would be better spent on the homeless.
    I am poking at the candidates free stuff

    Is it "tax free"

    Those with the MOST money WIN.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rule3 View Post
    I am poking at the candidates free stuff

    Is it "tax free"

    Those with the MOST money WIN.
    Not sure what the first question is asking but campaign contributions aren't tax deductible.

    There's two billionaires in the democrat primaries. One has never polled much above zero. The other just recently got in the race polling at 3%. Plugs is supposedly leading the democrat primaries but doesn't have much money. We'll see. Hillary spent nearly twice as much as Trump.

    This is through October.

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    And they get to keep a chunk of leftover money, which is how Bernie and others got rich.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby'sDad View Post
    And they get to keep a chunk of leftover money, which is how Bernie and others got rich.
    Bernie got rich by selling a book of fiction and his wife screwing a University into bankruptcy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abby'sDad View Post
    And they get to keep a chunk of leftover money, which is how Bernie and others got rich.
    As far as I know the funds can be retained for future campaign expenditures, but it's not their personal money. That said, the lunatic left has offered some pretty crazy notions about campaign spending. Democrats wanted Trump charged with a campaign spending violation because he paid off a hooker with his own money instead of using campaign donations. By that bizarre standard I suppose anything goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
    As far as I know the funds can be retained for future campaign expenditures, but it's not their personal money. That said, the lunatic left has offered some pretty crazy notions about campaign spending. Democrats wanted Trump charged with a campaign spending violation because he paid off a hooker with his own money instead of using campaign donations. By that bizarre standard I suppose anything goes.
    I wonder what Melina had to say about that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
    Not sure what the first question is asking but campaign contributions aren't tax deductible.

    There's two billionaires in the democrat primaries. One has never polled much above zero. The other just recently got in the race polling at 3%. Plugs is supposedly leading the democrat primaries but doesn't have much money. We'll see. Hillary spent nearly twice as much as Trump.

    This is through October.

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    Don't see Bloomberg on your graph. He is running right?
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    While you're @ it think of all the good that could be done w/ Soros, Bloomberg, Clinton, Sanders & a whole bunch of others money if they were trying to do good instead of screw up the world... The only well-known rich man trying to do good I know of is Trump.
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