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  • 1% Solution: Rich Should Get More Votes

    Tom Perkins suggested Thursday that only taxpayers should have the right to vote -- and that wealthy Americans who pay more in taxes should get more votes.
    The venture capitalist offered the unorthodox proposal when asked to name one idea that would "change the world" at a speaking engagement in San Francisco moderated by Fortune's Adam Lashinsky.
    "The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes," Perkins said.
    "But what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?"


    http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/14/inve...html?hpt=hp_t2

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    And on the other hand:

    Attorney General Eric Holder said the remaining laws in 11 states that restrict felons from voting are outdated, racially unfair and counterproductive. Mr. Holder noted that in Florida, such laws prevent roughly one in 10 people from voting.

    Mr. Holder, whose call for change on voting rights is part of a broader administration push to overhaul criminal sentencing in the U.S., said that the scope of the disenfranchisement of felons "is not only too significant to ignore—it is also too unjust to tolerate.''

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/...886110996.html

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    • #3
      Perkins is a fyookhead.

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      • #4
        If you can buy a politician, how many votes does that equal?

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        • #5
          Since corporations are people, they should get votes, too.

          Welcome to the United States of Walmartica, folks.

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          • #6
            One million in taxes == one million votes.

            Ten million in hidden-away assets == negative ten million votes?

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            • #7
              The govt is worried about all the felons they can't afford to house.

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              • #8
                Holder is a pathetic tool, who should be a convicted felon himself.

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                • #9
                  Never get tired of this meme

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                  • #10
                    Lol as usual our RW has no comment on the absurdity of their side of the aisle. Just your usual deflection.

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                    • #11
                      Perkins a venture capitalist not repub leadership lol. He doesn't represent me in any shape or form so why would i need to respond. On the other hand you voting for Obama directly led to Holder being AG. So you must answer for if you think felons should vote.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                        Perkins a venture capitalist not repub leadership lol. He doesn't represent me in any shape or form so why would i need to respond. On the other hand you voting for Obama directly led to Holder being AG. So you must answer for if you think felons should vote.
                        More deflection, this time with a non-issue considering restoring voting to ex-cons is supported on both sides of the aisle. Just ask rand paul.
                        As usual it isn't an issue when your side is proposing it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by peacepipe View Post
                          More deflection, this time with a non-issue considering restoring voting to ex-cons is supported on both sides of the aisle. Just ask rand paul.
                          As usual it isn't an issue when your side is proposing it.
                          The non-issue is starting a thread about something that will obviously never happen. Is there anyone here that thinks there will ever be a bill passed that will give more votes to people that pay more taxes?

                          One the other hand Holder wanting to give voting rights to felons is a real possibility. I don't buy the logic that they did their time so lets wipe the slate clean. Would you want a child molester that completes his prison time to wander the streets with a clear criminal record?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Pony Boy View Post
                            The non-issue is starting a thread about something that will obviously never happen. Is there anyone here that thinks there will ever be a bill passed that will give more votes to people that pay more taxes?

                            One the other hand Holder wanting to give voting rights to felons is a real possibility. I don't buy the logic that they did their time so lets wipe the slate clean. Would you want a child molester that completes his prison time to wander the streets with a clear criminal record?
                            No,it's thread pointing out how absurd the 1% have gotten and how you blindly follow them.
                            Also, holder can't change law. On the other hand rand paul as a member of congress can.
                            No one is talking about clearing criminal records,but as usual you completely miss the point.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by peacepipe View Post
                              No,it's thread pointing out how absurd the 1% have gotten and how you blindly follow them.
                              Also, holder can't change law. On the other hand rand paul as a member of congress can.
                              No one is talking about clearing criminal records,but as usual you completely miss the point.
                              So you’re saying a convicted child molester should have the right to vote?

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