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Check the tax box, fund the parties' parties

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posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 03:19 AM
"(CNN) -- When Democrats gather in Denver, Colorado, and Republicans in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, for their political conventions this summer, they'll be taking along with them a big gift from federal taxpayers.
The Federal Elections Commission has announced that each convention will receive $17 million in taxpayer funds, money approved by Congress as part of the Presidential Election Campaign Fund.

The fund was started in the 1970s as a way to get influential money out of politics, but critics say it has evolved into another pool of money political parties and candidates can tap into for the ever-increasing costs of national elections.

What is it with this country and it's hand out's to the politicians?? More tax dollars being used when we all know the some Fortune 500 company would be happy to fund this for political shelter.

What a crime. A crime against the citizens...again.


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