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Maybe it's just my nature to find the gray cloud around every silver lining, but this morning I'm struck with a thought.

We as a country spent over $2 billion dollars on an election, which failed to shift the balance of power in our government in any significant way.

If you look at it from the Republican side, it gets even worse.  They spent over $1 billion dollars to lose 8 House seats and 3-4 Senate seats.

Next time, can we figure out some discount pricing?

Don't get me wrong.  I love getting 20 emails a day offering the chance to go sky diving with a celebrity for a modest donation of my monthly income.

I'm also sure all those rich people love Karl Rove promising them an elimination of the capital gains tax for just a few million dollars up front.  Right now, I'm sure they've forgotten about those six figures missing from their bank accounts.

By the time this year ends, I'd be willing to guess election spending will be listed among the top 25 industries in the country.  We might be a little cynical about numbers, but $2 billion dollars is a hell of a lot of money.

Considering that the outcome is the same, it feels more like being fast changed than purchasing a product.  We spent a whole lot of money to end up in the same place we started.

I need to learn to get in on these scams.  I'm pretty sure our body politic has become an extension of Amway.

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