I have been in business for almost 45 years and one thing I have learned is that people do not invest money in an enterprise unless they expect to get something back.

What brought this to mind was the daily flow of polished professional political ads that a certain candidate for state senator has sent to my house over the past several weeks.

These fliers are very professional and obviously have cost tens of thousands of dollars, largely financed, according to the Daily Republic, by interests outside of the area.