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Not quite exactly right, back in the day you had to own land to vote and the amount of representation was based on population. So in the south southern democrats owned all the land but had a bunch of slaves that didn't so the slaves couldn't vote but the south was given more power in congress because of the number of slaves. The only reason they were even counted as 3/5 of a person was to limit the disproportionate amount of power slave owners could have.
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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

lefunk01 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 9:39 AM
I know you have picked Maryland as an example of wrongheadedness in opposing tax increases, however you are not telling the whole story. For years Maryland had a sound transportation trust fund but similar to what has happened with social security at the federal level, transportation fund have been put toward other social programs and other budgetary drains instead of fixing roads. Now all of a sudden we really need to fix the road like we should have been but there is no money left, so lets raise more taxes. What would keep the same thing from happening again? Maryland is an example of existing taxes not going toward their intended purpose, which happens all the time in government. Every new tax should have specific language restrictions.
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Overreach by Unions in Wisconsin

lefunk01 Wrote: May 25, 2012 8:29 AM
Don't get me wrong I think that unions are worthless for the most part today and teachers should not be allowed to have tenure (not being able to fire someone ineffective at their job is the most ridiculous concept ever) but anyone who thinks that most teachers only work 5 hours a day is as delusional as the unions themselves. Try teaching (not to mention planning, grading and preparing) a classroom full of children most of whom probably have no discipline or structure at home.
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