"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Thursday 12 February 2015

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Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "So Many Questions ..So Few Answers": 

Money and wealth never hurt anyone seeking elected office. I'm not sure if we have a ceiling on what an individual candidate can spend in his/her riding. Nor am I sure if there is a limit on what political parties can spend.

Until recently there were certain limits in the Unites States but these were struck down by the Supreme Court.

According to a September, 2012, article in the New York Times, Barak Obama and the Democratic Party raised $1072.6 and spent $985.7, both million of dollars. The opponent Republican candidate and party raised $992.5 and apparently spent it all.

Successful New York three-time mayor Michael Bloomberg spent over $100 million in his last campaign, Senatorial candidates in the U.S. have spent many multiple millions of dollars seeking an election victory - California seems like a popular state for these people.

What does this tell us? Money talks and it talks BIG.

In a speech in the House of Commons Winston Churchill said: "Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all those others forms that have been tried from time to time." 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 12 February 2015 at 14:06   


Anonymous said...

Cease-fire deal oked

Anonymous said...

If you follow what is going on in the world it must be universally concluded that German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands at the top of the mountain, dwarfing all other leaders/politicians.

Anonymous said...

There are 23 female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies, among them:

General Motors Hewlett-Packard IBM Pepsico

Archer Daniels Midland Lockheed Martin Dupont

Mondelez International (formerly Kraft) Xerox

Why do we get Eve Adams?

Anonymous said...


For the same reason we do not have the Khardashiens or Amanda Knox.