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Should public employees be forced to live in the cities where they work?

ChoicePercentVisualVotes
Yes 40%
293
No 59%
430
723 total votes

Comments

1 valleyred (1097 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Who is the Government to say where a person should live? A year ago I may have voted no, but I am just sick of the Government's interference in the lives of Americans that I had to vote yes.

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2 babs68 (58 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I think that a city worker should live in the city limits...If you have no problem working in that bad city...then you should have no problem living there.

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3 Rokscout (310 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Great logic BABS.
Be happy that they even work in this "bad city".

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4 DoctorGonzo (728 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

This proposed rule that employees must live in the city where they are employed is most certainly a tenet of national socialism - a scary ethos.

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5 westside (47 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

The residency requirements are not "big government socialist policies" being rammed down our throats. In Youngstown, it is a city ordinance that was passed by VOTERS in an ELECTION.
Get your facts straight.

Apparently everyone who has posted above feels that the democratic process can be suspended and thrown out willy nilly.

Thats not the America I live in.

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6 westside (47 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

So the will of the people and their votes don't matter, nor do they have any say in how their tax dollars are spent? Is that what you are saying mr clarkkent?

Sounds like we have a wanna-be dictator trolling the message boards

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7 cambridge (3013 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I don't think there could be a more basic freedom than being free to live where you want. How can anyone vote to force people where to live?

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8 pak1116 (19 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

So what about people who don't live in Youngstown but work in Youngstown, pay city income taxes, but have no say in how the money is spent? I don't have statistics but I would bet that most people who pay city income tax don't live there and are taxed without representation.

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9 DoctorGonzo (728 comments) posted 5 years, 2 months ago

I would never share a moniker with someone from whom I am that far removed. If you think I am a neocon, great. I assure you I am not.
If you truly believe a government enacting laws to force a citizen to live within a certain geographical radius for production purposes does not have socialistic undertones you are wrong. Plain and simple. It is a tenet of socialism.
That is all I was stating. Get bent.

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10 hellsbells (116 comments) posted 5 years, 2 months ago

No one was "forced" to live in the city under residency rules. Workers were free to move by just getting a job elsewhere.

Jeez! These workers add a lot of drama and pathos to the simple equation that they were greedy for that paycheck. Period. They want to eat their cake and keep it too.

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11 henryviii1509 (274 comments) posted 5 years, 2 months ago

cambridge said; I don't think there could be a more basic freedom than being free to live where you want. How can anyone vote to force people where to live?

the second amendment is the freedom that protects the others.

always vote to allow the private ownership of firearms. if we lose them, the "dictators" will strip our freedoms quickly.

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12 DoctorGonzo (728 comments) posted 5 years, 2 months ago

Favorite liberal journalists? If you think he was a liberal you are just another freak in a freak kingdom.
Your perception is truly your own reality.

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