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  •  & what's up w/ these multimillionaire candidates? (1+ / 0-)
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    Johnny Wendell

    We have had even more multimillionaire candidates than usual this election season.  None o them admit to getting rich not because they merely got lucky--- nor did they get rich simply because they were good at something which generated a lot of positive cash flow.  It was invariably because they had a passion and a knack for creating jobs.

    And that raises the question of why they ran for office at a time when effective labor costs are lower than they have been in decades, and probably lower than they will be in the future.  The last couple of years would have been the perfect time to stock up on workers.  If your goal in life is to have as many people on your payroll as possible, right now is the ideal time to recruit and train them and get them onboard.  But this is not what the many tycoons who ran for office this year did: they did not put their egos aside to concentrate on maximizing their payroll. They spent their money running for office instead, which is not necessarily bad thing to do with your money--- but it is not something which creates jobs.

    •  To may of them (3+ / 0-)

      elected office = power

      and

      power = money. So

      elected office = money.

      Basic math.

      "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

      by happy camper on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 09:13:03 AM PDT

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      •  also, millionaires & politicans need 4 things... (1+ / 0-)
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        happymisanthropy

        You need 4 things to run for higher office.

        1.  a big ego
        1.  money (your own money and/or your contributors')
        1.  a modicum of intelligence
        1.  at least a little bit of knowledge about every conceivable topic

        Those 4 things also come in handy in the business world.  

    •  We have the best government money (1+ / 0-)
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      happymisanthropy

      can buy.

      Money first in the country. Although the document says we the people it really means we the rich people who can buy and sell other people.

      They want to assure us more money and power for the already moneyed and powerful.

      They are parasites vampire perhaps. They serve no function other than the destruction of the American dream.

      When are we going to stop going along with the rich deserve it! They don't they are just sneakier.

      Please read a book because it is "Banned Book Week", September 25-October 2.

      by J Brunner Fan on Sun Oct 03, 2010 at 09:41:26 AM PDT

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