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The United States Vs the French Presidential Race

Updated on April 19, 2012


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We are hearing that in the United States Mit Romney is trying to reach $800 million for his Presidential campaign and President Obama is hoping to have even more.

Why the big spending?

OK I have heard that it is OK as all the money is being spent in the US, it isn’t going abroad it is helping to create jobs.

I think that that is a crock. Firstly, OK, the money is initially being spent in the US but where does it go then? Most of the money is spent on TV or newspaper advertizing and what happens to that money? It goes to the wealthy elite media owners who then put it in their offshore accounts.

The media elite are happy and encouraging the bickering and expensive charges and counter charges. They are manipulating both the politicians and the public and the current politicians are doing nothing to stop it, why?

They are afraid of the “bad press” which could cost them their ticket on the gravy train.


In France they are preparing for a Presidential race and no candidate is expected to spend more than about $16 million, how come?

In France candidates are not allowed to use the media in their campaigns, as it is seen to be able to be prejudice in favor of the one with the most money.

Now I don’t see how something like that could be prejudice in one country but not another. So is it the French that are wrong or are the US?

Could it be that the French are right but the elite of the US do not want to admit it or perhaps they don’t care?


To me it would seem that the US elite are tightly entwined with the media moguls. They do not really care who wins as they will ultimately control any successful politician. However, in order for them to increase their wealth and thereby their ability to control the politicians, they need expensive elections which filter money from all walks of life into their bank accounts.

The money spent in these elections may not immediately leave the country but neither does it help any of the sick, poor, unemployed or any other average American voter.

So what we have is: the elite [plus others] give the potential politicians money. In paying for their campaign, the potential politicians give the elite the amassed money by way of campaign expenditures. The elite have made money but now are owed favors by the elected politicians, who in order to pay back; have to become puppets to the elite, instead of champions to the poor.

So under the present system, does it matter who gets elected: Republican or Democrat, one candidate or another?

No it doesn’t but who will change it?

Not the elite. Not the politicians and certainly not the media.

The United States has become a dictatorship of the elite, with elections being held merely to increase their own wealth and strengthen their grip on politicians. Also of course, as a good international propaganda tool.


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    • diogenes profile image

      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      Reminds me of good old wild Oscar, "The unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible."

      Politicians are beyond the pale and the results will be hard to digest!


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      Josak 6 years ago from variable



      A state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president.

      It's the same thing.

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      Rod Martin Jr 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      On the critical issues, Obama = Romney = Bush = Clinton, etc.

      The super-rich (media moguls, bankers, military-industrial chiefs, oil barons, etc.) don't care about America or its citizens. More war = more money. More taxes = more money (the Fed is a *Private* bank, after all). And carefully planned disasters distract and trick people and politicians into knee-jerk reactions right into the cul de sac of tyranny.

      The Rothschilds and their ilk have been working on this "project" for over 200 years. It's a pretty sexy plan. Very clever indeed. They tried multiple methods to get a central bank into the United States. Then, 1913, the third try worked like a charm. Women's lib doubled the tax base and eroded the family (strengthening child dependency upon the state through schools), and 9/11 was their crowning jewel of deception. What a story!

      Now, we have unPatriot Act, NDAA and a president who thinks he's above the law. The balance of powers within the three branches of government is cracking with the assaults. Obama condemning and marginalizing the Supreme Court. Obama ignoring congress and his own Constitutional duties in taking to war without a formal declaration. Poor Libya, and those CIA agents did so well acting as if they were Libyan freedom fighters.

      On September 10, 2001, Donald Rumsfeld admitted with chagrin to the loss of $2.3 TRILLION in defense funds. But he may not have been too concerned, because the media would soon be distracted by another event. But could it be that the $2.3 TRILLION paid for 9/11? One website,

      gives a great deal of engineering and scientific evidence to prove that 9/11 was a controlled demolition that required months of onsite preparation. Al Qaeda would never have been able to breach the security in all 3 buildings for that length of time. WTC7 included CIA offices.

      The website, above, is founded by architects and engineers for 9/11 truth. One would think they'd know something about buildings and demolition.

      The presidential race is a distraction -- while the thieves steal the silverware and the crown jewels. I don't know if Ron Paul is the answer or part of the solution, but he certainly stands alone in his very sane answers.

      With runaway spending and an INSANE debt of $15.5 TRILLION and accelerating, the only solution is to slash spending. But does anyone do it? No, it continues to accelerate.

      That BUBBLE (national debt) is going to burst, soon -- weeks, months, but not much longer. After that, the 1930s depression will look like a picnic.

      GOP has been committing fraud left and right to keep Romney on top and Ron Paul marginalized or invisible. National media doesn't help there, either. All too frequently, they skip Ron Paul. When he was #2, they mentioned #1, #3, and #4. And the GOP was caught on video at least 3 times ignoring their own rules and the voting process to bypass the caucus delegate selection process.

      It's all about money and power. The Republic is just about dead, killed by an overdose of greed.

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      The US certainly isn't a democracy. Solving problem #1, isn't France also a Republic?

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      Josak 6 years ago from variable

      I think it would be an amazing gesture and something that would certainly garner my vote to instead of raising campaign funds raise eight hundred million or more and give it to the poor, to the homeless and those who have lost their jobs and now have families to feed, those would be the actions of someone who truly cares about the American people and those who are doing it tough, of course neither will because our political system is moribund and our politicians on both sides are more concerned with their own power than with the people they represent.

      Great Hub, voted up and interesting

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      Gusser 6 years ago

      Problem #1 The United States is a REPUBLIC not a democracy.