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

    Call me crazy, but I do consider the wealthy generally to be more apt politically given their relatively greater "skin in the game."

    Tom Perkins, given his criminally ignorant comparison of redistributionist rhetoric to antisemitic Nazi rhetoric, defies the above statement.

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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.
    Well I think the independently wealthy are successful people who have had success at running a small business or small corporation so they understand certain ideas clowns like Obama don't - Obama is a man that has never ran a business in his life - so what qualifies him to run a nation?

    There are a lot of rich people out there that made an honest living, also there are a lot of poor people out there that are greedy and would sell this nation down the drain for 40k in free taxpayer money.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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.
    The idea that "Class Warfare" against the rich in the U.S. actually exists is laughable.

    It's only "Class Warfare" when the shots are fired upwards.
    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
    He was a no name senator before the media stepped in.
    It's almost like you didn't read what you posted.
    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
    The idea that "Class Warfare" against the rich in the U.S. actually exists is laughable.

    It's only "Class Warfare" when the shots are fired upwards.
    COme now...you honestly want to pretend there arent REGULAR attempts to vilify the top 10% of earners in this country?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    COme now...you honestly want to pretend there arent REGULAR attempts to vilify the top 10% of earners in this country?
    Not as many as there are to vilify anyone without a job.
    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
    The idea that "Class Warfare" against the rich in the U.S. actually exists is laughable.

    It's only "Class Warfare" when the shots are fired upwards.
    You would shoot yourself before you could eve fire a shot in the air - which would but dumb in the first place...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    There is absolutely no merit to that anti-American and unconstitutional idea.
    Sure there is. Its the model used in almost every other form of organization in the country. If you own stock in a company you can vote. If you pay for a membership in a co-op you have a say. If you pay for a product you are effectively voting with your dollars. Clubs have membership fees to allow people to vote. Its natural to make sure people have a stake in a system before they are allowed to decide its actions. Whats anti-american is this current dependency on govt, such that a significant number of voters do not pay for the system which they benefit from.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Sure there is. Its the model used in almost every other form of organization in the country. If you own stock in a company you can vote. If you pay for a membership in a co-op you have a say. If you pay for a product you are effectively voting with your dollars. Clubs have membership fees to allow people to vote. Its natural to make sure people have a stake in a system before they are allowed to decide its actions. Whats anti-american is this current dependency on govt, such that a significant number of voters do not pay for the system which they benefit from.
    So the voting franchise in the U.S. is a pay-to-play club?
    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
    So the voting franchise in the U.S. is a pay-to-play club?
    No, I just said it wasnt.

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