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 Luna Tick View Post
    This is a strange poll. I didn't vote in it. I wanted to vote, "Everyone, rich and poor, should be allowed to vote."
    I am with you on this issue. And the US Constitution.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think paraphrasing Heinlein, says it best.
    "Something that is free, has no value."

    I think everyone should have to earn the privilege of voting and running for public office.
    Not through taxes or money'd payments but through community service.
    when half of your next dollar goes to taxes you are spending a ton of time on community service

    everyone should be allowed to vote who is of age etc but those who pay the most ought to have more votes just like a corporation and stockholder votes



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    This statement contradicts itself. Income tax is only a portion of government funding.
    Lots of people are given more from the government than they pay in federal taxes



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ...everyone should be allowed to vote who is of age etc but those who pay the most ought to have more votes just like a corporation and stockholder votes


    oh, you mean like the poor's vote should only count as 3/5ths of a rich man's vote?

    didn't we try that a while ago?


    thank God the United States is not a corporation.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    when half of your next dollar goes to taxes you are spending a ton of time on community service

    everyone should be allowed to vote who is of age etc but those who pay the most ought to have more votes just like a corporation and stockholder votes
    I think that spending time and effort servicing the community is a better payment.
    Plus it gets rid of the whole, "the rich bought their way in" and all that crap.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    thank God the United States is not a corporation.
    If it were, the CEO and board of directors would have long ago been fired



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think that spending time and effort servicing the community is a better payment.
    Plus it gets rid of the whole, "the rich bought their way in" and all that crap.
    I think those who don't pay federal income taxes ought to be tasked with community service requirements. its that "shared sacrifice" the clown in chief brays about constantly



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If it were, the CEO and board of directors would have long ago been fired
    having the votes of the wealthy count more than the votes of the poor, would have a disproportionate impact on blacks and other minorities.

    thereby making such a policy..illegal.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Everyone who is a citizen and not a convicted felon should be able to vote.

    What Gorilla suggests is nothing more than a Roman style "slave, plebeian and citizen" type society. Sorry, but I like liberty and freedom for all men. Not something based on "lesser men" principles.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Everyone who is a citizen and not a convicted felon should be able to vote.

    What Gorilla suggests is nothing more than a Roman style "slave, plebeian and citizen" type society. Sorry, but I like liberty and freedom for all men. Not something based on "lesser men" principles.
    How is that Conservatives, who love FREEDOM & EQUAL PROTECTION FOR ALL, are now discussing how the poor should have a lesser vote than the rich??

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