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2012: Pay Political Campaigns or Start Paying the Debt?

Friday August 26th, 2011   •   Posted by Stephanie Freedman at 10:53am PDT   •  

I read an interesting article today and wanted to hear people’s feedback. The Digital Journal ran a piece called “Pay Down the National Debt Instead of Contributing to Political Campaigns” The article announces:

Today, the Association to Reduce the National Debt launched the “Campaign Dollars to Debt Reduction” program to give Americans an alternative to contributing to divisive political campaigns. Instead, they can make a contribution to help reduce the national debt at It is a way that Americans can work together to help solve our debt crisis, while sending a message to our elected officials that they too need to start working together.

The article goes on to explain:

“Billions of dollars are spent on political campaigns annually. Why put that money into the hands of the people who created this mess just so they can get re-elected, when it could be put to a much better use?” said Eisenberg. “By participating in the “Campaign Dollars to Debt Reduction” program, our donors’ money goes to work for our country today. People are tired of Washington’s failure to implement real solutions and are no longer willing to sit back, watch, and wait.”

Read full article here

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August 2011