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    Lech, you weren't wearing a helmet in that motorbike crash, huh?
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    We should just go back to only property owners being allowed to vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lechrus2 View Post
    Wealthy people also benefit less from our government-school system and less from Social Security and Medicare, which are our biggest domestic expenditures. Not sure why they should be paying proportionately more if they're benefiting less.
    If the wealthy own businesses that employ U.S. citizens, then the wealthy most certainly do benefit from the "government run" public school systems. Their employees can read and write, add and subtract because of that government run public school system. Without the government run school system, the cost of teaching people reading, writing, and mathematics would be very costly....

    Social Security and Medicare benefit wealthy business owners if they own companies with pension plans. It keeps that cost down.

    The wealthy business owners use our roads, our ports, our water, our drainage systems, our government's research and development (especially from NASA).....They need to STFU, stop whining, and pay their taxes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lechrus2 View Post
    Wealthy people also benefit less from our government-school system and less from Social Security and Medicare, which are our biggest domestic expenditures. Not sure why they should be paying proportionately more if they're benefiting less.
    That's not really what this thread is about though, is it?

    No one person's vote should count more than anyone else's.
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    Voting =/= representation
    Campaign contributions = representation

    Start there.

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