So, who’s paying for those big parties coming up? The ones with all the funny hats, buttons, banners and balloons?
When you check that little box on your tax return - the one asking if you’d like to help with the current political campaign – you aren’t really contributing a penny. Or, are you?
According to a CNN report this morning, your check mark actually gives Congress permission to use everyone’s tax dollars to foot convention bills.
Allocated for the big blowouts: $34 million - $17 million to each party – and an additional $70 million from the Justice Department for security – that’s $70 million to EACH party.
Wanna bet a few more tax bucks are involved?
Next week you can come home from work, collapse into your easy chair, watch ‘em pop the corks and toot the horns secure in the knowledge that all that $174 million in fun you’re watching on the tube just took a bite out of your paycheck.
You might want to wear your “Are we having fun yet?” T-shirt.