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 see by the numbers in the poll that there are 11 people who voted the poor should be excluded from voting. My question is: "Who defines poor?" What will prevent those who do define "poor" from raising the bar?

    How about force castration on the poor instead? If generational breeding is prevented...problem solved...right?

    What will be the next criteria used to segregate a targeted group to remove from the voting booths? I don't guess anybody is paying attention to these power mongers we've created. These folks want more power. All of you partisan junkies...be careful what you wish for. You might get it...and blow up in your face.

    If either party become the sole owners of the government - life is going to get damn interesting. Today's "Occupy Demonstrations" will look a religious pilgrimage...to pray all the bad boogie officials and financial crooks away - in comparison to what it will be like.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I'm talking about people who make NOTHING per year because they don't work AT ALL. They get handed a check by the state month after month because they're too damn stupid or lazy to go get a job and earn their own way.
    Does this include the guy who worked 50 years, retired, and collects a social security check every month?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    I see by the numbers in the poll that there are 11 people who voted the poor should be excluded from voting. My question is: "Who defines poor?" What will prevent those who do define "poor" from raising the bar?
    That question is not allowed.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    That question is not allowed.
    I don't like using the poor either

    I prefer "those on the dole"



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I don't like using the poor either

    I prefer "those on the dole"
    Regardless the terminology, it still has yet to be defined or answered.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Regardless the terminology, it still has yet to be defined or answered.
    which is why the poll was stupid



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    No kidding. Of course more rich people own property. But there are less rich people. Most property owners are middle class.
    That supports my argument. Lower income people own the least amount of property percentage wise. Their interests often threaten the interests of higher income people (higher income, not rich as you said) which includes the middle class who interests are threatened by the 'poor vote'.

    Owning property is the natural end result of long term investment and planning. Instead of focusing on one aspect, trying thinking about what it takes to get there. A stable job, focus on long term goals such as financial solvency, and for us lower income people, being thrifty. I sure hate canning beans and making my own laundry detergent but if it helps pay the mortgage-

    Even with lower income, people can still be property owners in a relatively short time. One doesn't even need credit. There's owner financing.
    Right, but you said that there are other means of having a stake in the country than owning property. What about the people who take advantage of those means and lose their right to vote? What about college students are incredibly informed about political issues and are building themselves a life, but have no property? What about people who made mistakes and got into poverty with owning property, but are about to be affected by laws that will make it more difficult to get them out of it? What about people are affected by an economic crisis and have to give up their property while they try to find employment?

    I don't understand why people find the idea of having standards for those who vote. It shouldn't have anything to do with gender or race for sure, but people should at least have a modicum of intelligence and foresight.
    Because we understand the limits and dangers of subjectivity when applied to something so essential as voting. Once upon a time, literacy tests were a "standard" for voting that were used to keep blacks from voting for their interests. I don't understand why people haven't learned anything from history.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    My intention was and admittedly I made the choices wrong..and left out the obvious that everyone should be allowed to vote.
    By poor I meant those that do not pay taxs because they earn below average wage.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    which is why the poll was stupid
    Totally agree the poll is stupid. I'm focusing on the discussion.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I think I am more than handling you without shifting out of first gear. Its probably why I am defending those of us who pay too much taxes and you are one of those who demand the successful pay more
    You don't pay too much, you pay too little.

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