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theunknownknight
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Member since Sep 2005
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Your vote should be public and go on record


That way, for instance, only the people who voted Obama would see an increase in taxes. If you did not vote for him, your rates stay the same as before.

Only those voting for the guy who cuts taxes would see cuts in their taxes. Everyone else would see their rates stay the same.

How would this change who gets elected?








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Joshjrn
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: Your vote should be public and go on record


You seemed to have confused this country for one that isn't America.





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tiger1014
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Member since Jan 2011
10191 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


Sounds like you may be better suited for like in the DPRK





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C
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Your vote should be public and go on record


I would say it would be nice to verify that you personnaly voted for who you intended to vote for. A public record for others to see is something only a union goon would like.





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Layabout
UNO Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2011
5873 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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That way, for instance, only the people who voted Obama would see an increase in taxes

And maybe only the people who voted for Bush would have to put their asses on the line in Iraq and Afghanistan. See how that works?






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SammyTiger
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2009
8652 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


The military does lean heavily towards republican. It is also a volunteer military.





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LSUconvert
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Clackamas, Or
Member since Aug 2007
498 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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only the people who voted Obama would see an increase in taxes



The problem with your logic is that you're only seeing one side of the coin.






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Bestbank Tiger
Tulane Fan
Landmass
Member since Jan 2005
18437 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


I like the idea in principle. Not just for fiscal issues, either. You should have to bear the consequences of what you supported, but you shouldn't be able to force your beliefs on others.

The problem is how to make it work in practice.






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Joshjrn
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re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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I like the idea in principle. Not just for fiscal issues, either. You should have to bear the consequences of what you supported, but you shouldn't be able to force your beliefs on others.

The problem is how to make it work in practice.


That's libertarianism in a nutshell. You want to create a street, or neighborhood, or town that's communist? More power to you. You want the same, but socialist? Have at it. Corporatist? Knock yourself out.

You just have to convince people to join your group. If they don't, you have no right to their person or property.






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Bard
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BR
Member since Oct 2008
14855 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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That way, for instance, only the people who voted Obama would see an increase in taxes. If you did not vote for him, your rates stay the same as before.

Only those voting for the guy who cuts taxes would see cuts in their taxes. Everyone else would see their rates stay the same.

How would this change who gets elected?


Not just no, but hell no. The chance for retaliation from group x because you voted for/against their bill/candidate is far, far too great. Many people would eventually be scared to vote.


No, change it back to having to be a land-owner in order to vote.






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JoBoo
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Member since Jul 2005
4549 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


I see the righties are still whining about losing.....







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ZereauxSum
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Lot 23E
Member since Nov 2008
7205 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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Only those voting for the guy who cuts taxes would see cuts in their taxes. Everyone else would see their rates stay the same.


What if you vote for a guy who promises not to raise your taxes and he does it anyway?






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mmcgrath
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New Jersey
Member since Feb 2010
3196 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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What if you vote for a guy who promises not to raise your taxes and he does it anyway?


so true.







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SilverSpurs13
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Aug 2011
1031 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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What if you vote for a guy who promises not to raise your taxes and he does it anyway?


Romney would have never done that. He meant everything he sai..






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Draconian Sanctions
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Oct 2008
38345 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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Your vote should be public and go on record


Good idea. I'm sure no one would ever be retaliated against for their vote.






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Y.A. Tittle
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re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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You seemed to have confused this country for one that isn't America.


Actually, the whole idea of the "secret" ballot is not something we have always had in this country.






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Draconian Sanctions
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Oct 2008
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re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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Actually, the whole idea of the "secret" ballot is not something we have always had in this country.




Gee Golly, I wonder why we switched?






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KeyserSoze999
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Member since Dec 2009
3284 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


Sadly we all have to pay the consequences for the ignorant, just no getting around that unless we can come up with a way to gas large concentrations of the ignorant while they sleep, and even that would cost us some good guys in the end





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CHSvideoman
LSU Fan
Central, LA
Member since Oct 2009
1621 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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No, change it back to having to be a land-owner in order to vote.



So all the soldiers who serve this country that just so happen to not own any land, they don't get to vote? You good sir are an idiot.






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Draconian Sanctions
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Oct 2008
38345 posts

re: Your vote should be public and go on record


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Sadly we all have to pay the consequences for the ignorant


I love how the clowns on this board get to decide who are or aren't the ignorant ones.






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