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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2010 10:04      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
http://thinkprogress.org/2010/11/30/tea-party-voting-property/

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Icon 2 posted December 04, 2010 11:12      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[Roll Eyes]

You gotta admit, Feudal society lasted longer than this demon-cracy stuff!

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2010 12:21      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Touche'

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Benjamin Franklin,

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2010 14:21      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I own land in the USA, does that mean I'll get a vote there?

Cool, that'll be another vote to add to the ones ACORN and the local mosque lined up for me.

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Xanthine

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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2010 14:41      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
If only property owners paid taxes, he might almost sort-of if-you-get-wasted-and-tilt-your-head-sideways have a point. But as it stands, everyone pays taxes regardless of whether or not they rent or own and therefore everyone is entitled to some say in how those taxes are spent.

In other words, he's a fscking reactionary. Either that or he's been drinking funny tea.

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TheMoMan
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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2010 14:44      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
____ Last summer in the primaries one poll canvasser challenged registered voters based on if their names were on foreclosure lists. This is not in the Michigan election codified laws.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2010 15:41      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Wow...that'd be a surefire way to eliminate a lot of pesky blue votes in NY.
NYC has ~8.5 million residents†, and you can bet a good half of them are renters. The same is surely true in most highly populated coastal areas.

Incredible.

Aside: By Xanthine's remarks on taxation, if taken to an unnatural extreme, sales tax paying illegal immigrants ought to be able to vote. [Wink]

But seriously, have these numbskulls not heard of 'taxation without representation?' It was only one of the cornerstones of the ahem, Boston Tea Party.

† And yes, I know that there are surely a number of children/non-voters in that count, but that doesn't readily diminish the point.

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Icon 1 posted December 04, 2010 16:47      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
DMan you beat me to it...

"No Taxation without Representation" was (I was taught anyway) the main gripe that led to the people of the American Colonies revolting and fighting a war against the British Crown in order to have the right to determine their own destiny!!!

Of course some asshats never learn anything from history!

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