What would you spend $1 billion on? Schools? Hospitals? Roads? Job training? Tax cuts? My guess is that just about anything you can name is a better use than surrogate political advertising by the federal government. I don’t mind watching political ads when they’re funded by party donors, but I do object to having my tax dollars spent telling me how to vote.
Here’s a challenge. Will any of our conservative thinktanks – traditional champions of smaller government – speak out against the government on this one?