Seriously. Why is it at my tax dollars are used to fund someone else campaign? Maybe I support them, and maybe I don't so why do my tax dollars go to fund their campaigns?
This is not like being asked to pay taxes for something that I don't like but probably actually benefits me (like IRS agents or social security programs). This money is going to a private citizen so that he can for an office.
How is it in the public interest for the government to fund someones campaign? It's like it is propping a losing side, since if the candidate was popular enough, then they would be able to get donations from their constituents.
Why is this bugging me so much? Well a while ago I got spammed by the Dewitt Lacey campaign. Apparently, Mr. Lacey is running for Supervisor for district 10 here in San Framcisco. Now I do not know Mr.Lacey, and have no idea where the district is that the hopes to represent (hell barely know which district I live in). Furthermore, I am pretty sure that I did not ask to be put on his spam lit, bit there it was this afternoon in my inbox.
Anyhooo... In his email, along with trumpeting that he had been endorsed by SEIU, which I presume means he is a Democrat because I haven eve heard of a Republican being endorsed by SEIU, he crowed about how he finally qualified for San Francisco's campaign financing program. Not only that, but if I wereto give so much, then the City would match it 4 to 1.
Are you kidding me? The City runs in the red. We've goat litany of needed programs that are screaming for money, but we're going to finance someone's run for Supervisor.
We need to end this nonsense. You want to run for office, you pay your own way. Stop having my tax money go toyour campaign.your going to steal enough from me when you get to office anyways.