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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    People turn off and ignore ads.People however watch news stories, and shows like Oprah.This has way more influence than any bumper sticker or ad.The media doesn't really need any money to do this.
    I don't disagree that the media is influential. It's just that they're not really doing anything other than what the richers and corporations want, they're all owned by the same folk in the end.
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    1-Who is Tom Perkins? and
    2-Nah...but the rich SHOULD stop investing for a few years and shelter their cash and let everyone else flounder a bit.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    1-Who is Tom Perkins? and
    2-Nah...but the rich SHOULD stop investing for a few years and shelter their cash and let everyone else flounder a bit.
    Tom Perkins is the yahoo who compared the treatment of the rich to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Tom Perkins is the yahoo who compared the treatment of the rich to the treatment of Jews in Nazi Germany.
    Great..but I still dont know who he is or why I should care. Still disagree with him. Still think the rich out to shelter their cash and sit out for a few years.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Great..but I still dont know who he is or why I should care. Still disagree with him. Still think the rich out to shelter their cash and sit out for a few years.
    Why should they do that?
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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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.
    So do you support this idiocy or are you hiding behind the Glenn Beck Defense?
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Their own wealth you mean. America doesn't own it. And we have a democracy system of choosing our republican decision makers, not plutocracy. A rich persons vote is equal to a poor persons. Although poor people elect rich people to represent them, for some reason. I don't imagine anyone would support his idea, but theres some merit to the alternative idea that if you don't pay taxes, you shouldn't vote.
    There is absolutely no merit to that anti-American and unconstitutional idea.
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    So do you support this idiocy or are you hiding behind the Glenn Beck Defense?
    I believe every American should get a vote.
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You realize these are diametrically opposite statements, right?
    He was a no name senator before the media stepped in.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why should they do that?
    Taxes, baby....taxes. Let people see just who pays for what and maybe just maybe slow the never ending class warfare that goes on. The rich can afford to not earn bank for a bit it and the rest can afford to have their eyes opened.

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