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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    I voted yes they should be able to vote because not allowing someone to vote based on their receiving a government paycheck is downright silly. It makes public employees sound like freeloaders and thugs. If that's the case, then no one should take payments from public employees on principle, grocery stores, gas stations etc. This kind of thinking started with Reagan selling his "government is the problem" philosophy.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    No I am not.
    There most definitely is a big difference.
    Most legislators agree with what they vote for. Show they don't.
    Show they don't agree and only vote for something because they received a donation.

    I just did. But you want to play semantics.

    And you are going to tell me that you believe Hillary parlaying $1,000 in cattle futures to a profit of $100,000 was just blind luck.

    Off the top of my head:

    Jack Abramoff and Deputy Secretary Griles, Neal Voltz and many others simply loved Indians?
    Ted Stevens?
    William "Ice Box" Jefferson?

    And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

    Christ, government is so rife with corruption at every level I find your naiveté astounding.










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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by fred68 View Post
    It makes public employees sound like freeloaders and thugs.
    That's a very interesting point. I know a lady that used to teach Kindergarten. She might be one of those people who made that accusation.

    Anybody of every heard of the State of Wisconsin? Anybody ever heard of the City of Chicago?

    Thugs don't always use guns or sell drugs. Sometimes stealing is much more civilized but more despicable than armed robbery.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Well then, consider me warped, along with nearly every lobbyist, Congressional member, and various corporate interests not only here, but also in many other countries as well. That's just hitting the most notable, too. There are plenty more.
    And again, since you have proven nothing.

    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.





    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    I just did.
    You haven't done any such thing.



    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    And you are going to tell me that you believe Hillary parlaying $1,000 in cattle futures to a profit of $100,000 was just blind luck.

    Off the top of my head:

    Jack Abramoff and Deputy Secretary Griles, Neal Voltz and many others simply loved Indians?
    Ted Stevens?
    William "Ice Box" Jefferson?

    And on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on.

    Christ, government is so rife with corruption at every level I find your naiveté astounding.
    It is your naiveté that we are speaking of.
    A naiveté that you can not defend, and as such, are now attempting to change the goal posts here by arguing in-general corruption (which can come in many forms) when we were specifically speaking of being bought.


    So again, since you have not proven that politicians have been bought in any significant number. (which you can't do.)


    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.

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    Most legislators agree with what they vote for. Show they don't.
    Show they don't agree and only vote for something because they received a donation.

    Until you can provide the underlined in significant numbers, you are doing nothing other than espousing convoluted thoughts of the juvenile conspiratorial horse crap variety.
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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And again, since you have proven nothing.

    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
    You're just whistling past the graveyard. Here's one report. You can Google as many as you like and receive hits all day long for years on end.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/25/ye...ans-buy-votes/

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    And again, since you have proven nothing.

    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
    You're just whistling past the graveyard. Here's one report. You can Google as many as you like and receive hits all day long for years on end.

    Yes, politicians buy votes | The Daily Caller

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    You're just whistling past the graveyard. Here's one report. You can Google as many as you like and receive hits all day long for years on end.

    Yes, politicians buy votes | The Daily Caller

    No you did not.

    Simply contributing to a candidate is not buying votes.

    So again.
    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Anyone paid by the government is going to be bias and should not be allowed to vote. It's the old "don't bite the hand that feeds you" adage.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    No you did not.

    Simply contributing to a candidate is not buying votes.

    So again.
    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
    Sure. When the president (doesn't matter which one) holds a $30,000 a plate dinner for the very wealthy, they only expect a good meal. For the very wealthy, it's a simple contribution.

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    Re: Should public employees be allowed to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Sure. When the president (doesn't matter which one) holds a $30,000 a plate dinner for the very wealthy, they only expect a good meal. For the very wealthy, it's a simple contribution.

    Oy Vey! That is not buying votes.

    So again.

    Simply contributing to a candidate is not buying votes.

    There is a big difference between giving to a politician that supports what you want passed, and that of actually buying a vote.
    People need to get off this corruption kick. It doesn't happen that much.
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