The 2012 presidential election spending was upward of 5 billion dollars. How is that okay? Every day we read about the unemployment rate in this country. Every day we read about people who are struggling to put food on the table. Every day we read about families who are losing their homes. 5 billion dollars would go a long way to help people that need assistance. Instead it was put into the coffers of the presidential candidates to flaunt their excesses. Disgusting. At the end of the day, it makes me sick.