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Old 12-19-2018, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I'd be selling property by the square foot to the disenfranchised. And yes, my economy would be much better off.

As for the OP question: If the economy were the only public policy issue, it should be made by people with an interest in the economy. But it's not.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:20 PM
 
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Really I find this entire thread obnoxious. If you are eighteen and a citizen of the United States, you may register to vote, and that's the way it should be.
I couldn't agree more. Obnoxious thread, I wouldn't be surprised to see this in the Politics forum but here? I'm a bit shocked.
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Old 12-20-2018, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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I couldn't agree more. Obnoxious thread, I wouldn't be surprised to see this in the Politics forum but here? I'm a bit shocked.
Why? Because it expresses an opinion that's not yours? What about convicted felons? Obnoxious?
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Old 12-23-2018, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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Uh people without property do have issues and concerns that need to be addressed by the politicians and money should not rule everything.
People with property are the only ones paying the taxes to support public schools, services, etc.
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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People with property are the only ones paying the taxes to support public schools, services, etc.
Well. I guess to some degree, but I people who donít have property are renting and many times rents factor in taxes.
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Formerly Pleasanton Ca, now in Marietta Ga
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So,why is the idea that homeowners are "responsible" so prevalent?

Yes,homeowners are so responsible that they caused a serious recession in 2008.
Another will hit in a few years,at least it is predicted by some economists.

Renters can be responsible too.
Thatís a flawed argument in that many of those homeowners were more than just that, they were speculators who bought out of their league and bought multiple homes they had no business owning. I was in Las Vegas and I remember the taxi driver telling me about the three homes he just bought.

The last recession was due in part to bad loans made to people who should have never qualified. This time around it should be different. The loans made now are much more strict and a lot of people bought cash. But if the recession hits homeowners badly, then we all are in a really bad place.
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:33 PM
 
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Why? Because it expresses an opinion that's not yours? What about convicted felons? Obnoxious?
Limiting the voting process only to land owners returns us to a history I would care not to repeat. In general I am of the belief that voting should be as easy as possible and the more citizen's voices that are heard the better over the long term. Attempts to repress that are obnoxious.
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Old Today, 05:17 PM
 
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OP: I think its a great idea. IF you own property, its an indication that you are or were a productive person. Right now we have a voting population that has a large percentage of people who are not and never have been employed or productive, and yet have an equal say in the government to those who support the government and the economy in general. Once you have a population that thinks that elections are about voting themselves a better standing of living, because the elected officials will increase the free money they get from the govt. the show will soon be over, and that is the path we are on.
That ship has sailed. I think we should just allow people to vote who pay federal income taxes. Problem solved.
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