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OCTOBER 5, 2011 2:17PM

Skin in the Game

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Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he was only making “a historical observation” during a House Judiciary Committee hearing….

“[T]here was a time in American history when you had to be a male property owner in order to vote. The reason for that was, because they wanted the people who voted — that set the public policy, that decided on the taxes and the spending — to have some skin in the game.”

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During the 110th Congress, King voted with the majority of the Republican Party 90.9% of the time.King has continuously voted for Iraq War legislation, and has supported surge efforts and opposed a time table for troop withdrawals.

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King’s official biography, here, does not indicate that he ever served in the armed forces, though he is of an age (b 1949) that would have made him eligible for the draft in the Vietnam era.

 

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