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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:46 PM

Could the Obama Administration Make a One-Time Offer

to all those Republicans who want to go to Canada or Australia. Just a one-way ticket to their destination. It wouldn't cost all that much, and the benefit to the nation would be enormous. Just send in your GOP membership card and a request to travel to either Canada or Australia permanently. A one way ticket on the airline of your choice will be mailed to you within 14 days, and must be used within 14 days after receipt. No returns to the United States for a period of 20 years, though, unless you refund the cost of the ticket and pay a repatriation tax of $10,000.

I, for one, would happily contribute to the cost of this in next year's income taxes.

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Reply Could the Obama Administration Make a One-Time Offer (Original post)
MineralMan Nov 2012 OP
msongs Nov 2012 #1
MineralMan Nov 2012 #2
Old and In the Way Nov 2012 #3
Bonobo Nov 2012 #6
MineralMan Nov 2012 #8
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #4
MineralMan Nov 2012 #5
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John2 Nov 2012 #7
MineralMan Nov 2012 #9
SidDithers Nov 2012 #10
ocloc12 Nov 2012 #11
MineralMan Nov 2012 #12
jaysunb Nov 2012 #13
Blue Meany Nov 2012 #14
Revolutionary Girl Nov 2012 #15
Old and In the Way Nov 2012 #16

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:49 PM

1. that's free stuff lol. honest repubs could not accept socialist handouts could they? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:51 PM

2. No, no...you don't understand.

Republicans can accept anything from the government. They've earned it, you see, through their patriotism and loyalty. They just want what's coming to them. They just want what's theirs. I say we give that to them.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:52 PM

3. Send them to a true libertarian paradise where taxes are non-existant and everyone carries.

Somalia.

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Response to Old and In the Way (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:56 PM

6. I thought you meant New Hampshire. nt

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:01 PM

8. But, wait. New Hampshire went for Obama.

So they don't want to go there. Besides, NH already has way more Linux consultants than it can use.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:52 PM

4. Why do you want to destroy our otherwise amicable relations

with Canada & Australia?

Send them somewhere that wants them. I think Somalia could be induced to accept them for a reasonable price.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:55 PM

5. True enough. Somalia is a paradise for libertarians, I understand.

Perhaps that should be an option, too. As for Canada and Australia, they could take all of these immigrants from the US and put them in the Outback or Nunavut. Plenty of open spaces in both places. Just require them to live there for 20 years, and give them some land.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 08:56 PM

7. I

 

think it is a good offer since they don't like the United States no more and think they lost all their rights. Let them go to Australia and build it up since they are so skilled. They don't think we can survive without them. I don't think I need them to survive. It would just be more opportunity for others since they don't want to contribute for the common good.

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Response to John2 (Reply #7)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:01 PM

9. See, there you go. A win/win proposition.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:02 PM

10. Why would Canada or Australia want them?...

Sorry. They're your assholes. You keep 'em.

Sid

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:03 PM

11. If you don't remember a lot of us where saying the same thing...

when Bush was elected to a second term. We're all Americans, warts, bumps and all... we're a family.

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Response to ocloc12 (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:06 PM

12. Us? Really.

With just 8 posts, I'm not sure which "us" you're referring to, frankly.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:10 PM

13. I heard NASA was establishing a moon colony.

They can "build it."

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:12 PM

14. Why don't we give them so territory in this country to build the kind of society they

want to live in. There's some desolate stretches out in Nevada and Utah that should suffice. There's not much water, but, you know, they can "build it."

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 04:15 AM

15. Australia's already pointed out the flaws in this plan:



Canada is much the same, as they'd soon find, as is Europe. The US is, in fact, the only first-world nation still backward enough to suit them - thanks to their own hard work in keeping it that way.

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Response to Revolutionary Girl (Reply #15)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:21 AM

16. Ha, ha, ha....

Frankly, there is no westernized major industrial country that would want this bunch.

I would probably give them Texas or Arizona (and give Puerto Rico Statehood, so we don't have to change the US Flag). And build a huge wall around them so no illegals can get in.

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