View Poll Results: Should owning property be a requirement to vote

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    More like a 200 lb difference but are you sure she is 'poor' as in below the poverty level?
    Poor people in America are MORE likely to be obese.

    For me it is a matter of scale, in a 3rd world nation there are those living in both extreme wealth and poverty. Same here except we at least make an attempt to have a social safety net howsomever the gulf between our richest and poorest is just as big a gulf as in any 3rd world nation.
    err... no. Here in the U.S. we have a wide gap, sure; but that is not because our poor are so poor, it is because our wealthy are so wealthy. The size of the gap itself is irrelevant.

    I do enjoy seeing CONs use the rest of the world when it suits their mindset and reject it with a great deal of vigor when it is CONtrary to the CON message. (healthcare in Europe vs here comes to mind the quickest)
    I'll talk about healthcare in Europe, sure. We can talk about the fact that the creation of a single-payer healthcare system causes that single entitlement to dominate and explode government spending until dramatic cuts are forced due to fiscal crises. We can talk about how the American system (thus far, as deeply flawed as it is) produces better survival rates for people with serious illness such as cancer, probably due to the fact that Americans have more consistent access to better treatment for chronic diseases. For a single example, of Americans with Schizophrenia, 60% receive the latest generation of medication - compared to 10% of Germans and 20% of Spaniards. And Europeans still end up paying significant out-of-pocket costs, because the movement on that continent is towards introducing market reforms, not towards increasing government expenditure.

    Go ahead and bring up the WHO report, which gives us low grades for "fairness" and "equitability" I'll just point out that the same report lists America #1 at "responsiveness to patients’ needs".

    But again the rich trust fund whine wasn't American poor are so much better off BUT they feel 'raped' and being bled dry to buy liberal votes when ALL stats show the rich are getting richer.
    the trust fund rich. 85% of America's millionaires didn't inherit their money - they are first generation rich, mostly successful small business owners. And democrats do make it explicit that they view their support for wealth-transfer programs as an electoral advantage.

    I am NOT for a classless society but for the rich to have a bit more class, I guess it just goes to show money can't buy class...
    Yeah... when I look at "who has class" in this society, I see that 85% of America's millionaires are self-made, mostly small business owners, and that the vast majority of our poor have become not just dependent, but developed a sense of entitlement towards that dependency. You can get classless wealthy people, sure; money just makes us better able to express what we already are. But when people point out that the left in this country benefits electorally from having the government encourage destructive behavior, they are absolutely correct.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    School two hours per day, maximum, with no homework!

    Would you be willing to start a new thread on this? I'll bet the posts would be hilarious, and we all need to laugh more!
    Sounds like a good idea, but I'm just on a work break right now.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Heads will explode...
    Is there supposed to be something significant in these quotes?
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Unrelated to the thread topic. Unless you think property tax should be done at a federal level.
    Actually that is precisely the topic. If you don't pay fed taxes maybe you shouldn't vote in fed elections. That is in keeping with the founders original intent.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    A couple of others have pointed that out and it is food for thought.
    Well, ever since the 16th amendment, I would say it is a very necessary consideration.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    18 is the generally accepted age as adulthood. Just be thankful it isn't given at 16, as is the privilege of driving and even sexual activity in some states.
    There are libs pushing for HS students under 18 getting the vote, it just gets worse and worse.
    High-schoolers deserve the right to vote | The Forest Lake Times

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Is your position that it shouldn't have gone down in the first place? btw I was drafted.
    Yes, during the draft era the age to vote should of matched the age to vote and I was drafted too.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I would very much like to know if I and others are NET USERS or NET CONTRIBUTORS. Could you please post the formula so I can apply it and find out the answer to this question?
    Tax return, FICA deductions, Food Stamps, etc. Things of direct monetary value.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    There are libs pushing for HS students under 18 getting the vote, it just gets worse and worse.
    High-schoolers deserve the right to vote | The Forest Lake Times
    So what? There are all kinds of fringe groups out there.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Now that I think of it, a lot of you would probably fit the bill of belonging to a fringe group since you want to remove rights from citizens.

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