Why doesn't anyone seem to care about wasteful commercial spending?

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  1. cjames2783 profile image61
    cjames2783posted 6 years ago

    Why doesn't anyone seem to care about wasteful commercial spending?

    Considering all the money that has been spent on this election, why doesn't anyone care about the millions spent on political ads instead of creating jobs?  Aren't there better things a corporation could do with their money?

  2. maxoxam41 profile image73
    maxoxam41posted 6 years ago

    And why would those corporations spend their money in improving our country? They have their best interests in mind. When I vote I privilege my interest. Since a commoner like me votes for his interests, why would a corporation that invests in a politician won't see first its return on investment?

    1. lone77star profile image85
      lone77starposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent! All corporations have built-in selfishness (ego). They are duty bound to increase profits. They are duty bound not to care. Like, for instance, Big Pharma -- cures are bad for profits, so they're illegal.

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      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Corporations create jobs and invest money. Regarding Pharma.there are cures, treatments and prevention. Polio, measles, mumps, rubella, shingles at one form of cancer have vaccines to prevent the diseases. We have antibiotics that will cure infection

    3. cjames2783 profile image61
      cjames2783posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point Larry Wall, corporations do create jobs.  However, this election cycle is finite, which makes any jobs created through political ads a temporary job.  Also, these temp jobs add very little value, especially for the losing side.

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      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Corporations create jobs that last for decades. Political campaign jobs are temp. Corporations give to candidates. Do not confuse corporate capital spending with political contributions. If corporations do not show a profit, there will soon vanish.

    5. cjames2783 profile image61
      cjames2783posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good point Larry, but my point is that any political donation is either a waste of money or an attempt at gaining political favor.  Corporations would be better served focusing entirely on their business. Great businesses don't need favors.

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      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Corporate favors no--assistance yes. Some proposed legislation is bad for business, corps. try to help people get elected who understand the balance of all factors. Sometimes help is needed getting a stalled permit moved. That candidate gains support

  3. lone77star profile image85
    lone77starposted 6 years ago

    The Corporate Party has one agenda -- total world domination -- a one-world government with the Power Elite at the top: Rockefellers, Rothschilds, etc.

    Spending a few pennies out of their Trillions is nothing to keep alive the illusion of normalcy and choice while they finish sucking America and the rest of the planet dry.

    Here's a video that can help make a difference:


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      Larry Wallposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      World domination is a catchy slogan this year. What we need to seek is worldwide cooperation. People have been dropping the name of Rockefellers and Rothschilds for more than a century. It is time to turn the page.

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    Larry Wallposted 6 years ago

    Your question creates a conflict. People want to know what the candidates are saying and promising they will do. They want to know their backgrounds, experience, etc. However, there are a large number of people that do not trust the media to deliver an accurate message.

    Concerns have been expressed about a third-party candidate not getting enough consideration. However, if he had spent more money early on, his name would be more recognizable.

    Networks, newspapers and magazines cannot just give space and time away. That is how they make their money, and their stockholders expect them to make money.

    The money being spent is going into the economy and creating business opportunities and jobs. Pollsters have more business. Sign makers see a boost in business. Print shops share the wealth. TV stations and newspapers gain advertising revenue, the sale of rubber chicken dinners increases  and the people who make red, white and blue bunting paper must be making a killing.

    In fact the money spent on the campaign, is the one part of the economic stimulus plan that both parties can claim.

    Campaigns cost money. Persons and companies making large donations expect certain access to the elected officials. It is at that point where the candidate who is elected has to remember that he is no longer a candidate. He can invite them to the Oval Office for a picture. However, as president, he has to remember that the country comes first, and the contributors come second. If the contributors do not donate the next time, then they do not have a true understand of how our political system is supposed to work.


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