The Center for Responsive Politics predicted that 2012 election spending will reach six billion USD ($ 6 Billion). In an article dated 10-31-2012 (https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2012/10/2012-election-spending-will-reach-6.html; obtained on 11-12-2012) . Here is an excerpt :
“Election Spending Will Reach $6 Billion, Center for Responsive Politics Predicts
By Communications on October 31, 2012 2:33 PM
The 2012 election will not only be the most expensive election in U.S. history, the cost will tower over the next most expensive election by more than $700 million.
Earlier this year, the Center for Responsive Politics estimated that the 2012 election would cost $5.8 billion — an estimate that already made it the most expensive in history — but with less than a week to go before the election, CRP is revising the estimate upwards. According to CRP’s new analysis of Federal Election Commission data, this election will likely cost $6 billion.”
The Voter Scorecard © 1988, 2011 is an immediate solution to address money corrupting the voting behavior process. It could lead to both better and less costly decisions. The bulk of Six Billion USD could have been better spent on reducing poverty and hunger (both within and outside the US), for example.
“A new AARP Foundation study shows that nearly 9 million older adults face the risk of hunger – meaning they are forced to skip meals or buy poor quality food (https://www.drivetoendhunger.org/hunger-in-the-united-states/; obtained on 11-12-2012).”
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