May 24, 2007

Poverty Stricken Presidential Candidates

What a travesty it is when we see people like Presidential candidate John Edwards campaigning to eliminate poverty. Yet in return, he gets paid $55,000 to give that speech!

That is exactly what happened in January of 2006 at the University of California at Davis. At the time Edwards was not an official Presidential candidate. He was, however, the head of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina. He was paid $55,000 to speak to a crowd of about 1,800 people. The topic of the speech was poverty in America. (John Edwards is also, the person who got $400 haircuts.)

Of course, we know that some taxpayer money does go to colleges and university. We also know that many colleges and universities across the country raise their tuition rate. The increased tuition rate for the California schools this year is 7%.

We continuously see this with the political environment. These rich guys (Republicans and Democrats alike) often say they are there to represent the little guys, the poor people, and the middle class, when in reality they are only looking out for themselves. Tomorrow we will look at John Edwards main campaign issues.

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