Friday, October 12, 2012

Stop the ads, and send me the cash

Tis the season to be annoying. I cannot think of another period of time where people will pay money to run commercials just to annoy the heck out of people. Yes, I'm talking about all the political nonsense that has been going on for what seems like a year now. How much money is being spent just to elect the president of the U.S? Over 1 billion dollars! Yes, even Doctor Evil would be proud.
I mean...after all Doctor Evil wanted to take over the world for what? 1 billion dollars. How ironic!



Ok, so I lied...it was 100 billion dollars. I suppose since I lied so well I'm now qualified to run for the president of the United States. Oh wait I forgot...I cannot. We do have standards in this country. I need to be 35 years old. I'm not going to be able to run until 2016.

I think I have a solution to this problem...especially on Facebook where it seems people love to send me why one president is better than the other. With this and all the political ads, media talk, it feels like you cannot turn on any media without getting bombarded with ads. I have a solution!

We need a constitutional amendment to ban all advertisement for political ads. We can still have the debates, but without all the nonsense and spin afterwords where people tell us what we just heard. As if we cannot take the time to think about it ourselves. But seriously...if you really need to think about which candidate is a better liar then...perhaps you may need your head examined. I have read that the most popular kids in school are the best liars. Unfortunately we cannot even get the best liars since these candidates can't even keep their stories straight.

I'm someone who likes to provide solutions, and not create more problems. My solution is...as the movie with Tom Cruise said, "Show me the money!"

I say let the candidates and even your Facebook friends just send me the money. Whichever candidate gives me the most money...well then I'll cast my vote for that candidate. I'll create a video of everything to prove that I'm actually an honest voter. I'm not like some people who don't appreciate transparency and accountability. I will cash all money from both parties, and will keep a secret to how much money each candidate has raised for my vote. Like Nixon said..."I'm not a crook". I would never lead one party to give me more money to help sway the voting in their favor. This method of electing a president is a much better solution to the problem. After all, you don't get your money back for running terrible political ads and losing the race. Why should the networks be the only ones who get wealthy every election year? Plus it will pay extra dividends to live in a state that is actually important...like mine in Ohio. I'm sure if we operated this way we could look forward to a great political season.

For those who think this method would do away with democracy in this country...perhaps you should look at how it currently is being operated. Is there really much of a difference?

Leave your comments...

2 comments:

  1. This is certainly an interesting idea. Are you proposing that candidates divide the money among all registered voters or just send it to you? If I am going to get a cut then I am all for it...or maybe we need to consider a different option. Cut out the ads and all the hype, have several debates and make them a call in style vote like Dancing with the Stars. The candidates can truly "compete" for America's vote. We could have this all wrapped up and done with. In order to have accountability in voting you could require each voter to enter there voter registration number so no duplicate votes.

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  2. Great question...candidates could not win the election by just giving all the money to me. They would have to give money to each person to obtain their vote. I agree accountability is very important. It would be nice actually have conversations...kind of like with finance. Why do people not talk about their finances? Why do some people believe that their mutual funds do not contain stocks? Who does tax breaks really benefit? Does these breaks really help create jobs? Do these breaks help create a better society? Does people not believe that a high tide lifts all boats anymore? If we had these types of conversations, people would be better educated. I had hoped that I would get more comments to my blog posts, and have conversations, but it appears that this isn't working out very well. An example of some of politics that I do not understand. If someone is pro life...how can they be for the death penalty? People say they are pro business...well, I would rather be pro people. After all, people are the ones running the business. If a business that employees people, but pollutes the areas they live in, or others in their community does this make society better or worse? And lastly, what is money? Why is it so important? And who is allow to create it and why? Can we not find something better to strive for than money? I suppose if we could eliminate poverty we could. However, people put a dollar figure on poverty, when really you shouldn't. Poverty in my opinion is simple...it is someone who cannot provide food, water, shelter for themselves and their family. Everything else is a luxury...many years prior if you couldn't provide those things then you probably died. This happens all over the world, and it is a real shame to think we have advanced so much, when the truth is humanity still lives without their basic needs met.

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