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

    I'm all for denying the poor their vote...
    ...provided they are under 18, or a non citizen, or a prisoner.



    all other poor people can vote to their hearts content.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true and false.
    Please elaborate, as I feel this is a fundamental issue facing the country today.
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Theoretically, one could still go "live off the grid" in the wilderness, but it's extremely difficult as they would be harassed as vagrants whenever they crossed paths with local law enforcement. That doesn't negate your point, though, and I agree with it.
    It is completely illegal to do so. Even in places where one is allowed to BE, it is illegal to hunt fish or gather food without purchasing a permit to do so. And you have to buy a wilderness pass to BE in the wilderness.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Imagine the system that would have to be set up to implement such a restriction.

    Folks would have to send in a W2 every year to confirm that they still have a job and pay taxes.

    What if someone is unemployed in October, but gets a job on Nov 1st? Do they still get to vote in that years election?

    Stupid law, stupid concept, waste of time.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Maybe they should get better jobs then. Maybe they shouldn't have screwed around and dropped out of school then. Maybe they should have tried being responsible then, not had a dozen kids by a dozen fathers, etc. Funny how liberals never think about the things these people have done to screw up their lives in the first place.
    I need to borrow your avvy for a sec.
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    Funny how conservatives never apply common logic and basic facts.

    FACT: Less than 99% of americans dropped out of school, have a dozen kids or have gone through a dozen spouses.
    Hell, it's probably less than 0.5%
    Now stop being so rubbish.
    Last edited by The Dragon; 10-30-11 at 05:02 PM.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    I think that's a bit of a stretch.

    I don't know about undoubtedly, but I suppose it's possible. Either way, I don't know that it would make much of a difference at this point. The super wealthy already have more influence over the average person concerning policy.
    A bit of a stretch? Do you deny that people generally elect those who best serve their perceived interests?

    Having goals to prosper should include getting out of debt and owning property, as well as increasing one's income. Wealth is more than just income. Owning assets such as real estate is also important. Throwing money down the drain on consumer items is not only short sighted, but ignorant. Long term investment is more important.
    What does this have to do with anything that I said? The only thing you've done is further explain your subjective opinion on what valid goals are to you. What on Earth makes you think that people should have to live your expectations? And what on Earth makes you think that everyone is capable of living up to those expectations?

    This is essentially what you're saying: "I believe a good citizen does X, so anybody who doesn't do X isn't a good citizen and shouldn't vote". Where X is some incredibly subjective judgment. Do you not see a problem with that line of thinking?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    A bit of a stretch? Do you deny that people generally elect those who best serve their perceived interests?


    What does this have to do with anything that I said? The only thing you've done is further explain your subjective opinion on what valid goals are to you. What on Earth makes you think that people should have to live your expectations? And what on Earth makes you think that everyone is capable of living up to those expectations?

    This is essentially what you're saying: "I believe a good citizen does X, so anybody who doesn't do X isn't a good citizen and shouldn't vote". Where X is some incredibly subjective judgment. Do you not see a problem with that line of thinking?
    With a subjective opinion like his, probably not.

    Edit: Also, the poll is stupid. Maybe I don't think economic class should change your voting rights. It's like saying, "Do you like dogs?" and the choices being "I like poodles" and "I like terriers."
    Last edited by The Dragon; 10-30-11 at 05:14 PM.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    The super wealthy already have far more power than the poor. They can afford powerful lobbiests to buy congressmen. They can afford to air ridiculous and distorted 30-second political ads. They can afford to set up absurd TV and radio talk shows that use misinformation and hyperbole to its maximum effect. The poor can do none of this, but at least they still have the right to vote. And the extreme right want to take that away too. Could it be more clear that they're fascists, not conservatives?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    The only people who should be able to vote for a thing are the people whose money will actually be funding it.
    And given the vast array of funding sources the government utilizes, exactly who is that?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    It is completely illegal to do so. Even in places where one is allowed to BE, it is illegal to hunt fish or gather food without purchasing a permit to do so. And you have to buy a wilderness pass to BE in the wilderness.
    Good points. There are places that are remote enough that you could probably get away with it for awhile, but you're right, it'd still be technically illegal.

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