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View Poll Results: Where should the new capital be located?
Saint Louis 18 10.00%
Kansas City 11 6.11%
Denver 20 11.11%
Chicago 25 13.89%
Omaha 13 7.22%
Other, please specify 10 5.56%
Leave it where it is 92 51.11%
Don't care, I'm a secessionist anyway 6 3.33%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 180. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-25-2010, 10:41 AM
 
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No, I won't pay for it I have no idea what it would cost The Germans moved their capital from Bonn to Berlin, I wonder what they paid. Not to mention Brasilia, that was built from scratch in the middle of nowhere.

Regarding those politicians that have to show up, it would be easier for those from the West, fairer for everybody.

Someone mentioned safety. While a foreign navy is probably no longer a threat because speed and satellites, the center would be safer in case of a missile attack.

It might also symbolize the shift of importance away from Europe towards Pacific countries.
European countries are generally a lot wealthier than Pacific rim countries. Just as the east coast is wealthier and more developed than most of the rest of the U.S.
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Old 05-25-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I'm not sure really. I'd have to think about it. I'm from Omaha and really don't want it here. I would hate to have my city associated with our government. I wonder if the folks in D.C feel the same, or if you are proud to be known as the nation's capital?

I'll vote other and put East St. Louis, the crime is pretty high there, they would fit in.
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Old 05-25-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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Another issue, if the capital moved, what would happen to D.C.?
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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What a colossal waste of money that would be.

Then again, wasting money seems to be what our government does best.
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:47 AM
 
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What a colossal waste of money that would be.

Then again, wasting money seems to be what our government does best.
Just in case you haven't noticed, this is not a very realistic topic, it is just a mind game, assuming money was not an issue
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Old 05-26-2010, 06:51 AM
 
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European countries are generally a lot wealthier than Pacific rim countries. Just as the east coast is wealthier and more developed than most of the rest of the U.S.
Nah, I assume most of Europe would be happy these days to have as much money as China (I know wealth is still spread very unevenly there, but China has full pockets whereas Europe has huge debts just like the US).
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:02 AM
 
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Nah, I assume most of Europe would be happy these days to have as much money as China (I know wealth is still spread very unevenly there, but China has full pockets whereas Europe has huge debts just like the US).
China's GDP per capita is around 16% of most typical western and northern European countries. It has quite a long way to go.
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:20 AM
 
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China's GDP per capita is around 16% of most typical western and northern European countries. It has quite a long way to go.
Yes, as I said, wealth is very asymmetrical, the state and companies are wealthy, while a lot of Chinese are still poor.
And over here the GDP does not really help as the cost of living, taxes etc. eat up most of what people earn. Many economists are moving away from GDP as an indicator of wealth, and for a reason.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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Meades Ranch, Kansas
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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*Facepalm*

No where It needs to stay where its at. Which it will.
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