Tea Party - Don't let renters vote.

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  1. JimH52
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    :lol:

    so you're going to tell us it's only DEMOCRATS who RENT.

    good grief.
     
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    Yup...

    Voting for tenants was at the state and local levels, where the had their say-so in the makeup of the Senate (pre-17th Amendment).

    If you have nothing to lose, you should have no say-so in policy, anyways.
     
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    The idiocy that comes out of this screwed up movement never ceases to amaze me.

    First of all renters DO pay property taxes since that cost is figured into the cost of the rent.

    Second of all everyone still pays local and state sales taxes.

    This is a big movement but it will eventually (and rightfully) fizzle out and go away.
     
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    To hear the Tea Party Terrorists talk you'd think they were more financially successful than Libs. :cuckoo:

    But somehow the Libs are more financially successful than CON$. Like everything about CON$, their claims are as phony as their "patriotism."
     
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    Well fer sure THIS hasn't been suggested before.

    and I've NEVER heard of the Tea Party Nation, anybody can SAY they are from the Tea Party.

    this article is crap.
     
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    Excuse me. Can I just point out that - absolutely nowhere in that quote from the TP Nation does it say anything about not letting renters vote. Not one. At least, not in the quote provided.

    Here’s a new Tea Party plank: Don’t let renters vote.


    “The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.”


    Where in that quote does he say we should not allow renters to vote? Nowhere.
     
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    Hes saying it makes alot of sense and talking about it.

    Why did he say it then?
     
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    Maybe so it would bug the crap outta the idiot left. Seems it's working.

    Simply put, we don't have enough context... we don't know what led to the comment so we don't actually KNOW much. But since when has not having all the facts stopped some people from forming an opinion.
     
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    One of the greatest minds of his century.

    Sadly his century is the 12th.
     
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