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Who is paying for a candidate's campaign?
posted at April 6, 2012 11:27 AM EDT
First: October 22, 2011
Last: May 3, 2013
The question may sound more obvious than it actually is. How many candidates are in office?
1. If a candidate is in office and is spending most of their time in campaigning, it means they are using public funds which pay their salarly to run for an office. Doubt that many of us would be paid when we take time away from work to advance our own career.
2. In some positions travel may be covered when a person is truly campaigning. All because a person is in office it does not give them the right to use public paid transportation to give a speech which has more to do with their campaign than doing their job,
So even if you have not paid for any of the candidates to run for office, your taxes are being used to pay for their campaign. I think these candidates should pay back these costs to the government when they use public transportation. If they are taking time away from office to run for office, they should have their salaries reduced accordingly unless they can show they gave a full days work for their pay before they campaign.