Saturday, May 13, 2017

The High Cost of Running for Office

by Keith Broaders, 5/12/17, Constitution Club

The average cost of winning a seat in the U.S House of Representatives is $1,567,379 which is a lot of money spent, to obtain a job that pays $ 174,000 per year.
The average cost of winning a campaign for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2012 was $11,474,362

The men and women elected to Congress, fund their elections with other people's money. The donors are primarily corporations which provide the means for the candidates to get elected. Once they are elected they repay their benefactors by passing the legislation that benefits their donors. Congressmen and women do not represent the people who elect them, they represent the corporations who fund their election.

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