Tag Archive: money

questionImageI typically keep my posts about politics and my political beliefs to my personal Facebook. However, I will admit that I have been on a constant  push to put all my content creation onto this blog. I have described it as “All things ‘Lord Andrei’.” As a result, I hope I don’t frighten off too many “Sing Off” followers. Please feel free to punt to the next post if you prefer (My Episode 6 analysis will be up later today)

The good news is that this political question is not biased to any party or most of the standard issues that people have fiery debate over. So hopefully I can this question and get some responses to help me see how people feel.

I receive many emails from different political organizations and different politicians to make contributions. Some of those politicians or organisations are outside my voting sphere of influence. Examples of this are a senator for a state other than my own or a group raising money for an initiative or proposition that doesn’t affect where I live.

So the question is… Should I be contributing money to a race that doesn’t affect me. Let’s be honest here. When writing a senator from another state they are really fast at turning around a letter that says, “You’re not one of my constituents” (Which means, ‘You don’t vote for me; F@©< Off.’)  So, should we be putting our support into candidates and issues outside our areas of voting influence; or should we be encouraging those affected to do so and keep our finances out?

I’m often on the fence about this. I tend to lean towards the fiscally conservative side saying that if I can’t vote on it, I shouldn’t be putting my money in on it.

What say you?

Realllly busy at work today…

But wanted to THANK EVERYONE who contributed.

This morning we broke the goal of raising over $1,000 to help the Obama Campaign.

There may be another push next week as we get down to the wire. But I wanted to take a moment to tell everyone who is supporting this, how important it is to me.

The answer to that is, “Very”

Putting positive energy into the next 2 wks here.


(Paraphrased from Avenue Q’s Money Song)

So.. this morning I’d raised $440 in my efforts to raise money for Obama’s presidential race.

Surprisingly, within about an hour I was up to $915.

This is including the amount I’ve offered to fulfil. This means if I can get just 4 people to put forth $25 then we blast through the goal I set several months ago.

Thank you so much to all who’ve donated. Thank you to anyone who has thought about it…

Friday morning will be the day that the Obama Campaign looks at it’s current finances and figures out how to deploy in battleground states. So donations today and tomorrow will help guide that decision.

As always.. any support, even if it’s just getting out the word or talking to friends and families helps …


We’re into the final two weeks of the Presidential race.

This is where the message needs to get out to the swing states.

Every dollar helps bring this message to people in states that can swing from McCain to Obama.

Any amount can help. Repeat donations are especially welcomed.

Thank you.

I’ve been sitting at $440 for a while.

Believe it or not, I’m really not for a bipartisan system. Everytime I hear the phrase, “I reach across the aisle” it really makes me sick. The truth is, the reasons behind saying the system is broken aren’t the real reasons.

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was someone who put the legislation in an easy to find place with translations out of the arcane language of ‘legal’ into hard facts of what the implications were?

Wouldn’t you love to see who specifically tacked on the amendment to the bailout bill that said, “And by the way; all the taxes we used to collect from Puerto Rico for importing rum; lets give it back to their government for the next 2 years.”

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the only topic the two parties agreed on wasn’t “How can we make more laws to prevent a tertiary party from gaining a foothold to keep us in check?”

Will Barack Obama help fix these things? Probably not.

Does the party have a plan that might at least start reversing some of the problems that we’ve fallen into in the past 8 years? Oh yes.

I often hear that a president can’t claim the economic rise and success that occurs during their term. That Clinton didn’t help the economy; he inherited the work of Regan and Bush the first. Well, we see what the next president is about to inherit. And let me tell you. I don’t see the budget snapping back in the next 4 years. I see it beginning to turn.

I don’t like the idea of privatising Social Security and Health after what privatising and deregulation has done to the banking system. I don’t like the idea of health being reduced to ‘which state can offer the least for the least?’

I’m raising money in the hopes that my small contribution will join other’s small contributions to help put into the White House the first candidate in pretty much my entire life that I can believe in.

I’ve set a goal for $1000 that I’ve helped raise. And truthfully, I’m really only hoping to get $750. Because if I can raise that much for Obama, I’ll happily put in the other quarter.

I’m doing okay so far. But I am going to be on this for the next month. Because frankly… I don’t like the outlook of a McCain administration.

Please consider supporting Obama’s campaign with funds as well as your philosophical support. And most assuredly above all else. Vote. Even if your state seems like a done deal… Vote.

Thank you.