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August 28, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Campaign money could help others

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I don’t know if I’m more appalled by the amount of money Sheldon Adelson contributed to a losing proposition or the statement he made regarding a Jewish husband spending so much money. His wife is philanthropic and hard-working enough to, perhaps, laugh it off, but I can’t.

The money spent on these campaigns collectively is obscene, considering the general economy, the desperation of some out-of-work families and the devastation caused by the storms. The $60 billion reported as the total cost of the campaigns could have provided 1 million people with a $60,000-a-year job.

The $60 million reportedly contributed by Adelson alone could have made a significant difference to children, right here in Las Vegas, who go to bed hungry every night.

Now that the election is over, perhaps those Citizens United, if they really care about this country, will find a way to create some jobs themselves rather than trying to influence the powerful to create greater profits for their own coffers.

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