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Columbia Missourian

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Political spending is wasteful

By Florence A. Friedrichs
August 7, 2012 | 4:16 p.m. CDT

Is there anyone else out there but me who is tired of seeing/hearing the way many millions of dollars are being spent during this election year?

It's very expensive to produce so much misleading material and send it off into the air/cable/Internet/press/screen. All of the millions of dollars used this way make me ill.

Since most big political donations go to "educational" and "patriotic" organizations, these millions are tax-deductible. So instead of paying taxes to the good old U.S., the money goes to drive us nuts with misinformation.

It's simply too hot and dry to get very upset. But I am not at all happy.

Thanks for listening.

Florence A. Friedrichs is a resident of Pilot Grove.