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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

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    As I said, you have the same right to try. Thats what equality is.
    Opportunity doesn't end at "try," that's simply where it should begin.
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    You would make more headway if you simply stopped voting for corrupt politicians. Go spend a billion to convince others to do the same.
    Once I have my first billion in campaign financing amassed I'll seek your ethical divining rod to ensure it's spent properly.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    As I said, you have the same right to try. Thats what equality is.
    and, should Unrepresented try and succeed at becoming a multi billionaire, would you be OK with him buying an election?
    "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud... [he's] playing the American public for suckers." Mitt Romney

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Opportunity doesn't end at "try," that's simply where it should begin.

    Once I have my first billion in campaign financing amassed I'll seek your ethical divining rod to ensure it's spent properly.
    Under the law it does. Its called pursuit of happiness, not achievement.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Under the law it does. Its called pursuit of happiness, not achievement.
    Leveling the playing field between billionaires and the rest of us is fundamental for pursuit not to be a meaningless endeavour.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

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    Leveling the playing field between billionaires and the rest of us is fundamental for pursuit not to be a meaningless endeavour.
    So, socialism.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So, socialism.
    If your definition of "socialism"' is anything left of plutocracy, then sure. Socialism.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    If your definition of "socialism"' is anything left of plutocracy, then sure. Socialism.
    Its not. Its what you said. Reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator. Social equality.

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    Its not. Its what you said. Reduce everyone to the lowest common denominator. Social equality.
    "Leveling the playing field" is a continuum that can include shaving off the tippy tops of the biggest mountains all the way down to bulldozing and steam rolling the entire surface.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Kochs Plan to Spend $900 Million on 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    "Leveling the playing field" is a continuum that can include shaving off the tippy tops of the biggest mountains all the way down to bulldozing and steam rolling the entire surface.
    With the same intent, bringing others down. But politics is already level. Every person has one vote, rich or poor. Anyone can run for office, without having to qualify based on income. Laws are made according to democratic votes, not whoever buys it first. Anyone can speak or petition govt without having to be of a certain financial status.

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