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A Vast New Federal Power

Ray in Texas Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 10:56 AM
Or, perhaps, mandate that you must provide proof of land ownership in order to vote? If you own a home you (and your spouse or significant other or whomever is on the mortgage statement with you) can vote on a federal level, if not, you're only allowed to vote on state and local issues. It seems to me that American home owners have much more invested in the necessity of our nation being financially stable than those who choose to live their lives in government provided housing. After all, aren't the ones paying the taxes providing for those who aren't paying the taxes?

If you drive a car, I'll tax the street,

If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat.

If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat,

If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.

-- The Beatles in "The Taxman"

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