It seems like politicians are always asking for money. No matter how much you give, there'll never be a time where they won't gladly take some of your hard-earned cash. Which really grinds my gears, personally, because why in the hell do they constantly need donations? Aren't they getting enough coin from selling us out to corporations on a daily basis? Property taxes are increasing every single year too and it seems like no matter how much money you make, you can never get ahead.
Sorry for the rant, but even well-intentioned politicians seem to have no shame in asking you for more and more money. There needs to be some kind of money cap when it comes to campaigning in America, because it's totally getting out of hand at this point.
In order to get at your money, political parties have employed some clever and some downright obnoxious collection campaigns. One of the worst recent culprits is this Democratic Fundraising letter that's being passed off as a collection notice.
With the DNC's botched approach to last year's Presidential election, this isn't a good sign that they've necessarily learned from past mistakes. But they're not the only party that's employed some shady, money-grabbing tactics. The GOP and Republican candidates have been known to send out some absolutely ridiculous donation pitches themselves.
The Democrats' recent donation strategy caught the eye of comedian Stefan Heck, who provided his own parody envelope that had pretty much the same message.
Which inspired a bunch of other mock-notices.
The bigger question is why are either parties relying on mail campaigns?
If there's anything that we've learned from the election of Donald Trump is that all you need to do to get someone elected is a bunch of Russian hackers and bots spamming fake news stories, not dumb mailers like this.