Price of Iowa Votes

If you combine the Republican presidential candidates' total direct spending on media with SuperPAC outlays and other television ad buys from outside groups, you come out to about $15.6 million spent on TV ads in an Iowa caucus with about 120,000 total voters. That means the average price of a buying a vote via media came out about $130 dollars, according to data collected by Buzzfeed Politics.

I can't help but wonder if during ongoing unemployment crisis this kind of expenditures are excessive and completely unnecessary. Is buying attack adds should be how we spend our limited resources? You could probably cut taxes to ZERO if you combine and redirect all campaign spending costs in Iowa.

This goes back to other thread - where we discussed willingness to donate to political cause and unwillingness to pay taxes due to share of it going to social programs.