The Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, is prepared for the upcoming Republican National Convention Wednesday, July 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
According to MSNBC the Republican Convention is in need of a bailout:
The target was to raise $64 million, but GOP organizers, spurned by corporate allies, are far short of their goal. Politicoreported yesterday that Republican National Convention officials have turned to billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, looking for a $6 million bailout.
In a letter addressed to the Adelsons, obtained by POLITICO, the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee revealed the names of more than two dozen prominent corporations and individuals who have reneged on a collective $8.1 million in pledged donations.
The letter represents the most public acknowledgement to date that Donald Trump has directly cost convention organizers millions of fundraising dollars.
What is telling about all of this comes down to the hypocrisy that the two major parties have when it comes to spending money.
The Libertarian Party doesn’t take a single tax paying dime for any of its operations and didn’t need a bailout for their convention in May.
It is preposterous to think the tax payers would have to fork out any cash for a week long party and then help one of the most disgusted nominee’s ever have a good time in the process.
There needs to be a major rethink in this country about the role of political parties, the way that money is spent, and why nobody really cares that money is just wasted on stupid things like the Republican Convention.
Robert is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a B.A. in Political Science (Emphasis American Politics & Public Law) and Colorado State University-Pueblo with an M.A. in American History. In college, Robert was an active member of the Republican Party serving as the chairman of the College Republicans & interning for Colorado’s U.S. Senator. He became active in the Libertarian movement with the 2008 campaign of Ron Paul. Since then he has started this venture to educate the public about Libertarianism and volunteers his time to the Libertarian Party of Colorado and the National Party. He is passionate about our country’s future, a loving husband, and a proud father.
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