Socratic RoJo on Money in Politics: "Are We Spending too Much Money on Halloween Candy?" | WisCommunity

Socratic RoJo on Money in Politics: "Are We Spending too Much Money on Halloween Candy?"

U.S. Senator Ron Johnson recently appeared on the Devil's Advocates radio program and was asked if he thought there was too much money in politics.  His passionate response was no:  

"We spent 2.2 billion buying Halloween candy last month, we'll spend about a billion dollars on these Senate races so put it all in perspective.  Are we spending too much money on Halloween candy?   Are we spending too much money on free speech so we can have a vibrant political process?  I don't think so."

I have to admit that Johnson makes a very valid point-- we do indeed spend a lot of money on Halloween candy and that large amount of money is indeed about double of the large amount of money every one is concerned about... which brings us to the fact that we spend 56 billion a year on our pets-- that means we care 56 times as much on our pets as we do about who we elect to the Senate!   

Oh and its gets worse:  Americans spend -- 96 billion-- on beer!  That's an even larger number to compare to the number that we thought was a large number!

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November 13, 2014 - 2:12pm

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