‘Hillary Clinton is on the road to raising $45 million during her first quarter as a candidate, the Democratic front-runner’s campaign said on Wednesday, adding that 91 percent of donations have been $100 or less. The total captures the amount Clinton has raised since she launched her presidential run in mid-April.
The campaign has said it is aiming to gather $100 million before the end of 2015.’
After getting the above email yesterday I did a lot of thinking. There is something bothering me about the amount of money that is spent every year by people running for political office. Especially every 4 years for president. Currently there are 14 or 15 Republicans running for this office and 4 Democrats. If all these candidates raise half of what Clinton has what could be done with that amount of money?
In America 1 out of every 5 kids goes to bed hungry at night. Hunger is not caused by a lack of food but poverty – no money, no food. And yet millions and millions of dollar are spent by candidates running for some political office.
Every night around 640,000 people spend the night on the streets with over a quarter of these people being families. 12 percent are veterans.
Worst of all is that there are around 6 million elderly who are living in poverty and most living alone.
Christ taught that we should feed the hungry, take care of the elderly and orphans and provide shelter for the homeless. Yet millions are spent every year by people running for political office all promising to solve these problems. And things just get worse as yearly more and more is spend by those running for office and then doing nothing about the problems when they are elected.
It is time that we vote for those candidates who want to take the big money out of running for office. Ask your favourite candidate how they feel about this issue as I am certainly going to ask mine.