Letter: Reform regulations, get rid of insulting campaigning


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Posted Online: Nov. 02, 2012, 2:06 pm
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After the recent barrage of political television ads that are insulting to the intelligence of informed voters -- these ads are intended to appeal to emotions rather than any supportable facts -- I have to wonder if there is not a better use for candidate donations.

The inconceivable amount spent could pay for the wages of hundreds of unemployed workers yet the only beneficiaries are the networks! Regulations for campaign donations don't make it feasible to do anything other than flood the public with misinformation. Reform the regulations!

Paul Stanforth,
Rock Island

















 




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  Today is Tuesday, Sept 2, the 245th day of 2014. There are 120 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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