so, it costs a billion+ dollars to run for president.
i know that a few billion dollars is shit money for the american government, which is still paying off its’ student loans and trying not to piss off our main loan sharks, japan and china. but running for an office - a national job interview/popularity contest/comedy - shouldn’t cost enough money to roll around in naked all day. the armchair patriots might say “oh but inflation and commercials and we’re just keeping people informed about their choices” but that’s all shit. COMPLETE SHIT. and they know it. we know it. the masses haven’t sorted that out yet. even running for (one of) the most powerful positions in the world shouldn’t cost a billion or hundreds of millions or hundreds of thousands.
this shit needs to get fixed.
wanna run for president of the united states? awesome! welcome to the club. you’ll have to do a lot of lying and photo ops, but we’re only going to give you $100, a disposable camera, a bicycle and two prostitutes - good luck, brosef. corporate sponsorship? fine. have them sew the patches on every suit you own. i’m pretty sure texaco/exxonmobil/boeing/halliburton/jp morganchase have some pretty snazzy patches, with all that money they have to roll about it. private donors? they better have patches. better yet, they need to follow you if they contribute more than the price of a well-outfitted mustang GT. mercedes GL-level contributions need to come with a very public oral sex act, just so we can sort out who’s the bitch in that partnership. politcal party funds? dems and GOP - you’re fucked. severely, horribly, ukrainian prison-style fucked. details will come with fine print and latex gloves in a private room you will learn to fear.
the point is that when running for public office, a position of power and responsibility, looks more like a business than a time when you sell yourself to everyone without taking your pants off, you’re doing it wrong.