The 2016 presidential election is still more than 15 months away, but judging by the fundraising efforts of the laundry list of candidates, money is no object, it is the only objective.
It takes money to win an election in the United States, we should expect nothing less of our capitalist approach to all things, but the money flowing into campaigns these days is frightening.
To date, the money reported by Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton – to include the unaffiliated political action committees (PACs) formed to support them – would fund the budget of Mexia ISD for nine years. Their combined total is about $177 million.
We could pay for nine years of public education for the children of Mexia with what two candidates have raised in the early going for one election, and the money has only just begun rolling in. That is something we should all be embarrassed about and shows a true lack of proper priorities.