Profits. Why is that such a dirty word these days. We are OK with Politicians who throw extravagant party's with well to do money people at $5,000 or more per plate. No, the person throwing the party pays the bills. The $5,000 or more per plate goes to the candidate as a donation. Profit the candidate around $500,000 if only 100 show. I used a calculator to verify the correct numbers.
I get a kick out of those calling for the Republicans and PAC's to show names, but you never see that of Democrats or for Democrats until now. I would love to see every name of every person who purchased a plate to meet the President.
I actually feel this is a way around the rules of how much a person can donate to a candidate for a single race. What happens to the money left over after the campaign? You think it would be returned, right?
It actually can be used to fund the next campaign, pay off the expanses of those who ran against you, or it goes into the pocket of the ex politician. What a great job for a citizen to have. Run for office, loose and keep the money.
President Obama has been GIVEN per plate dinners over 30 times in this 12 months alone. (playing over 100 rounds of golf is not enough?) That would be around $15MM or $15,000,000.00 taken in already just in dinners with no names given or tracked for giving limits.
My readers are smart. If you are new to the columns then I will give you a break. We do everything factual we can to ensure we are correct in our counts. I would love a few $50 per person BBQ's happening around this country accepting blind donations to a PAC or Candidate who need the money to win.
Contrary to most Republican and Tea Party groups. If there is a RINO running, RINO means Republican in name only, I am going to find someone else that meets my criteria to vote for and SUPPORT them. That is what we are doing with Craig T Stephens, Independent in the 23rd Texas Congressional District.
On day I would love to hear about DINO's Democrats in Name Only who are running and winning in blue states as Democrats, but have the right mind set to actually be a Republican. Stranger things have happened.
What I feel we are still missing is that one person that galvanizes the entire Republican Party, Tea Party, and the Independent Conservative base that will stamp his or her mark on what is needed and DO IT NOW!
Personally I don't care if you are a Republican, RINO, Conservative, Constitutionalist, Libertarian, Independent, or Liberal and all that includes. I WANT YOU OUT! You have forgotten why you went there or you went there for the wrong reason.
There is only one reason to run for office in the US Congressional Races. That is to do as little as needed to ensure the Constitution is followed, the strongest military in the world is maintained and to ensure our borders are not over run. That is it. Anything else is at the state level and does not belong to WASHINGTON DC. Period, fact, end of story.From the Desk of J Albert
...our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation,
conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition
that all men are created equal.