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geek_sabre Donating Member (619 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-15-07 09:01 AM
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12. What's even more disturbing
Are the other stats in the article ( ):

2/3 (66%) would give up their vote in 2008 for tuition. (60 percent of these are from upper-middle to high class families)
Half (50%) would give up their right to vote forever for $1 Million bucks.

Overall, 90% believe that voting is important, and 70.5% believe that one vote can make a difference, including 70% of those who would give it up for tuition.
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  - 1 in 5 NYU students would swap their right to vote for an iPod Touch babylonsister  Nov-15-07 08:21 AM   #0 
  - That's a really sad commentary on my generation.  Selatius   Nov-15-07 08:24 AM   #1 
  - I was pretty stunned when I read this myself. It appears the 'me'  babylonsister   Nov-15-07 08:27 AM   #2 
  - Well then I guess that will be corrected the next time a deep recession hits.  Selatius   Nov-15-07 08:32 AM   #8 
  - I agree, at 29 I am part of last few who didn't have the internet in  JohnnyBoots   Nov-15-07 08:38 AM   #9 
  - How depressing!  Inuca   Nov-15-07 08:29 AM   #3 
  - What a really sad, sad commentary. Wonder if the parents who are paying a fortune to educate  BrklynLiberal   Nov-15-07 08:30 AM   #4 
  - Anybody willing to do that shouldn't be allowed to vote.  hobbit709   Nov-15-07 08:30 AM   #5 
  - That's pretty sad.....  marmar   Nov-15-07 08:31 AM   #6 
  - It really astounds me that people just don't get that the price of  glowing   Nov-15-07 08:31 AM   #7 
  - When I think of a WWII vet reading this and reacting...  hlthe2b   Nov-15-07 08:39 AM   #10 
  - And how many older people would do the same for a $500 tax break?  rockymountaindem   Nov-15-07 08:49 AM   #11 
  - there were millions of people who gladly gave up a lot of their rights for a tax break  unpossibles   Nov-15-07 09:35 AM   #18 
  - What's even more disturbing  delaware97   Nov-15-07 09:01 AM   #12 
  - Regarding that tuition. I don't have the exact figures  LibDemAlways   Nov-15-07 09:09 AM   #15 
  - I agree, that is really sad where they look at it in that way. However,  EV_Ares   Nov-15-07 09:02 AM   #13 
  - And perhaps what candidates actually do (or not do) once elected  babylonsister   Nov-15-07 09:06 AM   #14 
     - I think you are right about both, immediate gratification and disillusionment and  EV_Ares   Nov-15-07 09:13 AM   #17 
  - Are there any stats on what percentage of NYU students...  JHB   Nov-15-07 09:10 AM   #16 
  - Gotta have music pumped into your brain 24-7.. sheezzlouise n/t  SoCalDem   Nov-15-07 09:36 AM   #19 
  - They probably didn't take the poll seriously.  LeftCoast   Nov-15-07 09:40 AM   #20 
  - turned around...4 out of 5 would NOT trade their vote for a desired  angstlessk   Nov-15-07 09:55 AM   #21 

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