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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    No, what i said was it had merit. Its worth debating. My actual opinion is that everyone should pay taxes. And that everyone has a right to consent to be governed (vote).
    Everybody does pay taxes. Even if you don't pay federal income tax, you still pay taxes.
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    Re: Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Comparing those things to voting is absurd.
    Youve convinced me with your sound logic.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Everybody does pay taxes. Even if you don't pay federal income tax, you still pay taxes.
    Children? Seniors? Illegal Immigrants? Criminals? In fact, a significant number of residents do not report income and thus pay no federal taxes. Many of those that do get every dollar back (through social security and medicare) and in fact the govt pays them (through credits, welfare, food stamps, grants, medicaid, etc). Everyone does not pay taxes, who controls the system or benefits from it.

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

    Ideally, dumb people shouldn't have a vote, I think we can all agree on that. Just how to decide who's dumb and who's not.
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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.
    Wish everyone had your attitude. The guy should be ignored for the nut he is

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

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Ideally, dumb people shouldn't have a vote, I think we can all agree on that. Just how to decide who's dumb and who's not.
    Why obviously only those people that agree with me should be allowed to vote, and then I could be their President...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Why obviously only those people that agree with me should be allowed to vote, and then I could be their President...

    Sadly, a number of politicians on both sides of the aisle would agree with that.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Sadly, a number of politicians on both sides of the aisle would agree with that.
    Yes it is sad, I agree. Which is why we need to limit the bastards.
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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.
    Big cities account for 50% of the economy. That is, of course, why they're big.

    The case for big cities, in 1 map



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

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Ideally, dumb people shouldn't have a vote, I think we can all agree on that. Just how to decide who's dumb and who's not.
    Everyone who is goverened should have a say in if and how they are goverened. That is their natural right. HOWEVER, everyone should also contribute to governance, or GTFO.

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