Revenue Concepts Our Government Should ConsiderBy Larry Glynn
Article Date: 08-01-2012
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Iíve been to Washington enough to form some opinions. See if you agree.
Washington, D.C., is a very expensive town in every aspect. This spring, I was sitting at one of our political breakfasts with a representative from Illinois who told me that to "do it right" it cost him $5 million to run every two years. My representative from St. Louis, Lacy Clay, told me he spends a half-hour daily making telephone calls looking for money in order to run. The money it costs to run an election has gone totally out of control. The politiciansí focus is on getting re-elected. They admit that the grace period they used to have after getting elected to do the right thing is gone. As soon as one election is over, everything they do is with re-election in mind. When getting re-elected is the priority, gathering the required money is the goal.
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