$4 billion is being spent on this 2010 mid-term election cycle. This is just $1.3 billion less than the record amount spent during the 2008 presidential elections and is up $1.4 billion or 50% over the $2.8 billion spent in the 2006 mid-term cycle.
This kind of money will only be spent by those who believe that they will achieve some kind of return on their money. This belief will either constitute protection of their assets and income by preventing government programs, creation of assets or income by seeing government programs enacted, or controlling the enactment of government programs and achieving power, fame, or wealth through that device.
Accurate Reality: It will only be a reduction in the resources confiscated by the federal government for its programs and therefore allocated by it that we will see any meaningful reduction in the level of resources devoted to electing representatives and petitioning the government.