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Campaign advertising deplorable

October 25, 2010

Once again we are being inundated by the unlimited political budgets available to both parties in an election year. It certainly seems suspicious that millions and millions of advertising dollars are available to candidates striving to actually get or retain a “job” in Michigan that pays $79k plus for state offices, and $174k for federal offices. This article isn’t about salaries, though elected Michigan legislators have the “second highest” pay of any state, which certainly doesn’t correlate with our “high unemployment rate” or a pay-for-performance approach.

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