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Walter’s Perspective: Politicians Raise Cash While Nation Suffers

Walter Jacobson

Walter Jacobson (CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS)–Did you hear the news about the president coming home tomorrow to dig up another $2 million in campaign contributions, on top of the $500 million he’s already dug up on his way to more than $1 billion that Mitt Romney’s digging up so they can buy time to lie about each other on TV, until we get so sick of it we don’t vote for either one of them because we don’t believe their lies and we are not for sale?

What do we get for stuffing the pockets of politicians and electing those who buy the most time on TV, then spend their time stuffing us with 2,000 Americans dead in Afghanistan, 12 million Americans unemployed, our pensions and savings gone, our children poorly educated or murdered in our streets.

Two billion dollars to run for president? I say the next time a politician holds out his hand, slap it.