Better Spent?

I’m not a big fan of politics. Never have been. I just see all the money that is spent on these things and think that maybe it could have been better spent.

I must admit that I don’t really get the whole American way of doing things. The election took two years to come to fruition. Two years of multiple candidates. Two years of advertisements, lawn signs, and campaign tours for multiple candidates. Two months or so of the final stretch race. Extra money spent. Billions probably.

I don’t understand why all of this is necessary. The Canadian way of doing things is a lot quicker, a bit less expensive and a lot less complicated. But even that eats up money like crazy.

Just think of what good this money could have done if it had been spread around. I mean, isn’t there a more cost effective way of electing our governments? There has to be.

I hasten to compare electing officials to the rap music industry but I am going to try anyway. There are some brilliant acts that have managed to sell a lot of units with no airplay and very little promotion. How did this happen? Word of mouth and quality of character and product. Can’t politicians be more like musicians this way?

I’ll admit that is argument is a bit absurd. I just don’t like to see all this waste. There are so many people that go without things in this world. We have everything here in our two countries. Can’t we spread some of that wealth around and still run our countries much the same way? I think we can.

Perhaps it is time to overhaul our way of electing officials. We are amidst changing times. So let’s change.