Who is your neighbor? It appears there is not as much concern for our fellow American as there is for my being elected or in my persuading you to vote for my particular agenda. Republican, Democrat, gaming tables, same-sex marriage etc. Are these choices worth spending billions of dollars on while our neighbors sit in the dark, go hungry or shiver from the cold?
High on the hog
I'm not going to ride on a high horse telling you; my fellow American, my neighbor, how to spend your time or money; I'm only going to make suggestions for how we could seriously impact not only the national debt, but also generate enough support to eliminate or seriously curtail government intercession for our neighbor's welfare.
$6 to 10 billion spent on 2012 elections ( http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2012/10/2012-election-spending-will-reach-6.html ) Do you know how many people live in the U.S.? Try 308,745,538 (2010 census) http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/ That is $19.43 per person in 2010, but more importantly, that would mean $127.66 per person of the 47 million living in poverty http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/us_hunger_facts.htm according to the 2010 census. And these elections go on every two to four years. Let us also consider how much food, water, shelter, clothing, medications and other squandered resources are wasted, and well I'm sure you'll understand why I'm so upset.
Some gave all, all gave some
New King James Version (NKJV) 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36 I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’
Courtesy of BibleGateway.com
The act of helping each other when we're in need is something we are all supposed to take part in. We know at any time disaster could strike anyone regardless of their social, economic or philanthropic standing. We still need to be a nation and for that matter a world united for humanities well being first and before our own wants are to be filled, we must fill the need of others first.
Unsung hero in N.Y.
- The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services offers news regarding disasters and disaster response as well as allow individuals to volunteer in emergency disasters. Learn how to become involved in disaster services with the Salvation Army.
- The Big Waste : Food Network
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- Independent Spending Totals - Campaign Finance - Election 2012 - NYTimes.com
Which groups are spending the most on elections.