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Spending a lot of money eclipsed if value is lacking

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 18, 2012

~~<p>The people who keep track of such things estimate that spending for the 2012 presidential and congressional elections will reach a record-breaking $5.8 billion. </p>
<p>The people who do the spending probably shrug at the figure, considering that during the last election cycle, the payout was a mere 7 percent less at $5.4 billion. What&rsquo;s another $400,000,000 when you&rsquo;re buying democracy&rsquo;s representatives?</p>
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The people who keep track of such things estimate that spending for the 2012 presidential and congressional elections will reach a record-breaking $5.8 billion.

The people who do the spending probably shrug at the figure, considering that during the last election cycle, the payout was a mere 7 percent less at $5.4 billion. What’s another $400,000,000 when you’re buying democracy’s representatives? Login for more...



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