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Old 08-05-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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So either quit your job in Detroit so as to stop paying Detroit taxes, or move to Detroit and start voting.

Either way, problem solved.
The point is that if someone pays city taxes, they should get a vote.
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Old 08-05-2017, 09:07 AM
 
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Is it better than South Lyon where they cannot find anyone who wants to be mayor? No one files to run for South Lyon mayor; only four seek three council seats
That would had been a good consolation prize for Joel Loving alias Coleman A. Young Jr.
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Old 08-06-2017, 11:51 AM
 
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The point is that if someone pays city taxes, they should get a vote.
No.

People pay taxes all the time in this country, but don't get a vote.

When foreign nationals earn money in this country, they pay income taxes, but they don't have the right to vote.

When you travel to a state that has a sales tax, if you buy something in that state, you pay taxes but you don't have the right to vote.
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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No.

People pay taxes all the time in this country, but don't get a vote.

When foreign nationals earn money in this country, they pay income taxes, but they don't have the right to vote.

When you travel to a state that has a sales tax, if you buy something in that state, you pay taxes but you don't have the right to vote.
I'm not a foreign national. I'm a US citizen.

Comparing sales taxes with income taxes is comparing apples to oranges.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:22 PM
 
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I'm not a foreign national. I'm a US citizen.
Are you a citizen and a resident of Detroit?

Snowbirds pay taxes in two different cities and in two different states - but they don't get two votes, they can only legally vote in the city/state of their principle residence.

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Comparing sales taxes with income taxes is comparing apples to oranges.
Only because you need it to be in order to have a hope in making your point.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor MI
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The way it works in America is you vote where you live. You don't get to vote where ever you feel like. Wherever you live you vote on milages.
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:51 AM
 
Location: 78745
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I guess it is better to know they are felons prior to election vs. finding out they are felons after they leave office; Kwame Kilpatrick comes to mind.

Half of Detroit mayoral candidates are felons
Wonder what the odds of that happening are? Detroit must have an unusually high percentage of its residents that are felons.
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Old 08-08-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit
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Well, it would appear that of Detroit's 4 former felon mayoral candidates, a total of 0 will be appearing on the ballot this fall. The race is between Mayor Duggan and Joel Loving.. err.. Coleman Young 2.0, and based on the results of the primary where Duggan had a roughly 3:1 ratio over Loving, it doesn't appear that there will be much of a race at all - which is great news, because I'm pretty sure that anyone who looks at the last 4 years of Detroit objectively can see how great of an asset Mayor Duggan has been in the city's still-ongoing turnaround.

Link: http://www.detroitmi.gov/Government/City-Clerk#results
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:29 AM
 
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This is what gets posted here?

This is a click bait non-story that some journalist came up with for an easy day of work.

The two candidates really in running are Duggan and Coleman Young the 2nd and neither have felonies. These other folk have no chance in hell of winning, ANYBODY can put themselves in the running for office. Just look at the primary results. City Clerk
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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This is what gets posted here?

This is a click bait non-story that some journalist came up with for an easy day of work.

The two candidates really in running are Duggan and Coleman Young the 2nd and neither have felonies. These other folk have no chance in hell of winning, ANYBODY can put themselves in the running for office. Just look at the primary results. City Clerk
The OP lived here, hates it here, and wants everyone to know how terrible it is. Anyone with any common sense knows that none of the 'felons' had a chance at office. But the OP has to try and stir a pot and make people think Detroit is terrible.
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