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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Unfunded liability" is a meaningless term that sounds scary, and is particularly useful for scaring people since you can use it to make up literally any number you choose.

    It's also not even applicable to social security.
    Wow! That is wrong on so many levels!!

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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot 88 View Post
    We could go back to only allowing property owners to vote. Would greatly kill city influence in elections.

    Of course people would never go for it.
    You can't even restrict voting to law abiding citizens without some people bitching up a storm about it.

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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    "Unfunded liability" is a meaningless term that sounds scary, and is particularly useful for scaring people since you can use it to make up literally any number you choose.

    It's also not even applicable to social security.
    You are simply wrong about that. Look up the Social Security actuaries and read their reports.
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Neither Obama nor Clinton were 'rich', and Obama has proved that anyone, really anyone, can become President.
    No it requires the ability to engage effectively in public speaking and a consuming desire to wield power and control. The ability to lie pleasantly is also a useful trait. Those things alone would disqualify me and many other people.

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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Also above average intelligence (so by definition half of the country and most of DP is disqualified), and above average managerial skills. And making people who are in power believe in you. The biggest thing.
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Also above average intelligence (so by definition half of the country and most of DP is disqualified), and above average managerial skills. And making people who are in power believe in you. The biggest thing.
    I've heard so often that BHO is above average intelligence but so far there doesn't appear to be much evidence of that. If he had administrative or managerial skills then a lack general knowledge might be forgiven, but as it is he doesn't score well in any important area.

    First Alex de Tocqueville and then asking the head of HBO for advance copies of Game of Thrones and advance copies of other videos.White House transcript hides Obama's gaffe [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller

    At the same dinner. Obama asked for 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective' early | The Daily Caller

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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I have asked the question before should those who pay more income taxes get more votes seeing how they contribute more.
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...ore-votes.html


    Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes - Feb. 14, 2014
    Tom Perkins suggested Thursday that only taxpayers should have the right to vote -- and that wealthy Americans who pay more in taxes should get more votes.
    In your link he stated he wanted to be outrageous and he was! The audience laughed. How desperate are folks like you to make an issue of this.

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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I've heard so often that BHO is above average intelligence but so far there doesn't appear to be much evidence of that. If he had administrative or managerial skills then a lack general knowledge might be forgiven, but as it is he doesn't score well in any important area.

    First Alex de Tocqueville and then asking the head of HBO for advance copies of Game of Thrones and advance copies of other videos.White House transcript hides Obama's gaffe [VIDEO] | The Daily Caller

    At the same dinner. Obama asked for 'Game of Thrones' and 'True Detective' early | The Daily Caller

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    What the **** does this have to do with anything? What petty, petty nonsense you guys get mad over.
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Yeah because it's garbage. There's nothing inherent about owning property that makes you more important to society than say, someone who chooses to rent.
    Except they pay more in taxes.

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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Literally Jim Crow. Wow, they aren't even ****ing hiding it anymore.
    I literally have an 11-year-old that is vastly more educated than a third of the voters in this country. And most of that third is on your side of the aisle.

    It's like letting the blind pick out your outfits for the next four years.

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