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  • dowjones1234 dowjones1234 Oct 28, 2012 4:28 PM Flag

    Can't Vote, If You don't Own Property or Pay Taxes!

    The below concept has been debated, discussed and argued since our founding over 236 years ago. 

    Reflecting on my 69 years as an American citizen, I have come to the belief and realization that all US citizens that are eligible to vote should either own property and or pay some Federal Income tax in order to vote in any State and or National election.
    Over the years, allowing those to vote that do not own property and or pay any Federal tax has gotten us the following:

    Career politicians making unsustainable promises to buy votes.

    Higher taxes, personal, State and Federal.

    Insane and unsustainable Federal and State spending.

    Massive Federal and State debt. Presently, Federal debt alone is $16 billion dollars. Put another way, about $50,000.00 of Federal debt for every man, woman and child that are US citizens.

    Federal and State corruption and waste at all levels.

    Our Founding Father’s had great wisdom, but that wisdom is being lost unless we are willing to learn from them and make the necessary changes needed to protect the future of our Great Republic, our children and grandchildren.

    Think about it!

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    • sollid_companiess_only sollid_companiess_only Oct 30, 2012 10:07 PM Flag

      Obama and the Democrats are buying votes.

      Those people who don't work, own property, or pay tax are leeching off those who do. The government gives them handouts of food stamps, medicare, school lunches, disability, free housing, free heating/air conditioning, a host of other freebies, and of course free contraceptives and abortions for women who choose to be promiscuous.

      The government has even started to hand out free cell phones and phone services (250 monthly free minutes for calling/texting) for anybody on the government dole. You can count on all the malingerers and deadbeats to vote for more taxes on taxpayers and for higher deficit spending to support their life styles.

      The government, at both the federal and state level, is buying indiginent votes from the lazy. And it is at the expense of working people.

    • the only correction I would have is that the federal debt is $16 trillion and that does not count city, county or state debts that have been taken on in the use of bonds

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