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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    There were the Jim crow laws that made blacks "Prove" they were intellectually able to decide based on "trick" questions,if you remember that.

    as here.
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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    Let's face it, most of the people who vote in the USA are pretty ignorant of how things work and how they affect the working "middle class".
    People vote to raise corporate taxes not realizing that corporation get their money from the products and services they sell to the public. They simply raise their prices to include the amount they pay in taxes plus a little extra. The consumer ultimately pays ALL taxes.
    Voting to increase government involvement means that taxes have to pay for that. Those taxes are again paid by the consumer.
    Now, if you don't pay taxes and the government is supporting you through programs and payments then voting for improved programs is great for you but the rest of the consumers are paying for it in their taxes.
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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    That's not how it works and is a vast over simplification of how corporate tax works.

    http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~ref/econ101e.html

    Also, other than providing delicious irony I have no idea what any of it has to do with the subject.
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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    I'm thinking it would be prudent for inmates to vote. I mean let's say they are lifers or death row inmates. Even then politics plays a part in their incarceration. Federal laws gets moved around and then you end up with you know who sentenced to death then life and then whathca gonna do?

    Consumers who frequent the basic mall know exactly how taxes work. We already know stores raise prices by 20% then offer a big 'sale' of 20% off. I mean JC Penney's got busted for similar shenanigans. Us dummy consumers know exactly how taxes work. Well us women do. You know them men. Ain't too smart about sales and stuff. Can't even figure out how to use a coupon.


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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    Taxman..Beatles. kinda says it all.
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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    Absolutely. Barring the ignorant (which can be a subjective term anyway) doesn't fix the problem. Combatting ignorance fixes the problem.

    "For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them."

    Except swap "thieves" for "Trump voters." Same idea.

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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanieMarie View Post
    ...Except swap "thieves" for "Trump voters." Same idea.
    Heeeeyyy...

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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    Heeeeyyy...

    He who must not be named may be the anti-Christ, but he's OUR anti-Christ...

    Someday this will be a thing, like the Godwin's Law thing!

    As far as inmates voting - they're such a mixed bunch it's probably best to leave this alone.

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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    Voting is a very touchy thing,the whole all men(women) are created equal thing. Also remember Women have only had the right to vote a relatively short time.

    History of female voting.

    Time: women's voting time,100 year's,give or take a year. US right passed in 1920
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    Re: Should the ignorant be given a vote?

    To clarify - what I meant by "mixed bunch" is some of them spend their time studying and learning and pursuing degrees, and/or were well-educated when they went in. Some are barely literate and have no idea of what's going on in the world. Of course, many people on the outside also fit these categories.....

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