Thursday, July 12, 2012

Just a Thought

Sheldon Adelson (conservative casino owner) gave $10 million to the Restore Our Future super PAC and plans to give an additional $100 million. Harold and Annette Simmons (Texas billionaires) have given $20 million to GOP super PACs. In 2008, Obama raised $750 million for his campaign with a large portion coming from grassroots, small donors. Do we want a few billionaires determining our future, or should we all have a voice? *Numbers taken from "Hey Buddy, Can You Spare $20 Million? The Super PACs are Killing Him. Inside Obama's Cash Crunch." Daniel Klaidman. Newsweek, July 16, 2012. 38-41.