Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Contributing $5 Million to a Super PAC

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MEMORANDUM

To:
Top 10 File
From:
Mike Marget
Date:
October 24, 2012
Re:
Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Contributing $5 Million to a Super PAC

A while ago I read something online from NPR which included a list of big dollar donors to various so-called “Super PACs.”  For those of you so inclined, here's my advice:

Top 10 Questions to Ask Yourself
Before Contributing $5 Million to a Super PAC
10. – Do my kids really need to go to college?

 9. – Before making the contribution, can I possibly save $750,000 (15%) by spending 15 minutes on the phone with Geico?

 8. – Have I recently divorced Tom Cruise or Kobe Bryant?

 7. – Would it make more sense simply to watch the campaign on cable and eat $5 million worth of snacks?

 6. – No #6.  I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the concept of actually having $5 million in the bank.

 5. – Will I be known forever as “the jerk who gave $5 million to a Super PAC?”

 4. – Can I really afford this and still buy Yankee tickets?

 3. – Couldn’t I inflict almost as much damage on a democratic society with just a $4 million contribution?

 2. – If I’ve got $5 million in the bank, shouldn’t I instead invest in something sensible like one of those dancing Olympics horses?

 1. – What am I, nuts? 

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