As it turns out, an insane amount of money is raised and spent on a presidential campaign.
Although this certainly comes as no surprise, it appears that this year, the amount of money is higher than ever.
Will it reach a billion dollars for each candidate this year?
I can’t help but wonder.
What if that money was spent differently?
How many hungry children could we have fed?
How many military families destroyed by suicide could have been saved if there weren’t two hour hold times just to reach help, let alone actually seeing someone?
How many lives could be touched by improved literacy programs? What impact could that have on the economy?
How many of our country’s youth could be reached in poor, gang infested neighborhoods through stronger community outreach and mentor programs?
In my humble opinion the answer is ZERO.
In most cases I find it very unlikely that the people donating to presidential campaigns would instead divert the money to current social issues.
What does that say about our priorities as a country?
You could say that the strongest impact for their donations would be through election campaigns to help get the candidate (supportive of their chosen social issues) elected.
However, I have a feeling they have their own corporate agendas. What do you think?
Just my 2 cents as always….