Friday, August 15, 2008

Political fund-raisers calling

My state doesn't require a registered voter to register with a party, so I should not be on a phone calling list for any political party.

And yet I am.

I have received Republican fund-raiser calls for years so that's no surprise.

But today, I received my first Democratic fund-raising phone call and I am not happy about it.

First of all, even after I told him I couldn't afford to give any money, he proceeded with his script. I interrupted him to inform him that I was one of those people who had to borrow from family members just to keep my utilities on. Then he politely ended the call.

How do I get on these lists???!!!???

I don't think political parties should be allowed to invade the privacy of a person's home by calling and asking for money. Those who want to donate will find a way to donate.

Besides, if you catch me home in the middle of the day, what does that say about me?

1. Either I'm rich and don't have to work so maybe you can get some money out of me.

2. I don't have a job and therefore I don't have extra cash laying around to support the cause of a political party.


More often than not, I believe option 2 will be the main reason you catch someone at home in the middle of the day.

Personally, I think they ought to have to donate a portion of their funds raised to a charity that takes care of the homeless and the sick.

Put your money where your mouth is politicians!

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