View Poll Results: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

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  • The poor should be banned from voting

    13 76.47%
  • The richest 10% should be banned from voting

    2 11.76%
  • The top 1% should be banned from voting

    1 5.88%
  • Only the middle class should be allowed to vote

    1 5.88%
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you mean like disabled and paralized veterans of foreign wars? folks like that?
    you are batting zero so far in addition to a personal attack

    try again

    I have already noted that those disabled in the service of this country have paid their dues in full

    maybe if you spent a little more time reading rather than trying to pad your post count you would have seen that-it was on a thread you were on



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are batting zero so far in addition to a personal attack

    try again

    I have already noted that those disabled in the service of this country have paid their dues in full...
    what about folks who are paralized or disabled due to no fault of their own?

    are they also parasites who should not have the right to vote?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    source? link?
    less than 10 percent of married couples with children are poor as compared with about 35 to 40 percent of single-mother families, and once you start looking at the kids the picture becomes even more stark: If poor mothers married the fathers of their children, nearly three quarters of the nation’s impoverished youth would immediately be lifted out of poverty

    According to Pew Research, the most likely causes of falling out of the middle class are:

    1. Divorced.
    2. Never got Married.
    3. Has used Crack.
    4. Dropped out of High School.

    in particular, it points out that
    ...The report found that being married helps people avoid the worst economic outcomes. Women who are divorced, widowed or separated are much more likely to fall down the economic ladder than their married counterparts. For men, the differences are not as dramatic, although married men are more likely than single men to retain their middle- class status as adults...


    when you look at people who are becoming poor, you are looking at people who are moving contrariwise to the general trend:



    especially given that most people, as they age, move from one income quintile up into the next. studies that focus on individual income earners rather than income quintiles tend to demonstrate much stronger wage growth.
    Last edited by cpwill; 10-29-11 at 11:56 PM.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are batting zero so far in addition to a personal attack...
    personal attack?? where??

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    I wouldn't peg voting rights to income. Perhaps to those who own property. And I would increase the voting age to 21 with the exception of those in the Armed Forces. (They should also be able to drink, imo).
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    I wouldn't peg voting rights to income. Perhaps to those who own property....
    hell, why not strip women & blacks of their right to vote aswell?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    you mean like disabled and paralized veterans of foreign wars? folks like that?
    most of them can still work. I have plenty of friends who are in the 30-fully% disabled category. hell, I would put some of my guys with one leg up against the OWS punks any day of the week and leverage my bets on them winning 30-1.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    This thread frightens me a bit. I think I overestimated the progress, good intentions and critical thinking skills of the population a great deal.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    hell, why not strip women & blacks of their right to vote aswell?
    lol how do you figure? And try to steer clear of hyperbole.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    lol how do you figure? And try to steer clear of hyperbole.
    its not hyperbole, when folks here are actually discussing stripping the poor and non-property owners of the right to vote.

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