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
    I keep looking at the calendar expecting it to say April 1st and someone to shout "April Fools." I cannot believe anyone would favor denying the right to vote to a person just because of poverty. It's un-American.
    There's a lot of people in the country who would start building the hell out of debtor's prisons. Now that would help the government counterfeit more money to run all of the new prisons.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    I am not getting this whole property ownership thing/ talk.. So just cause you do not own something you should not be allowed to vote?
    Real estate is the last thing folks need to be investing in right now
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    There's a lot of people in the country who would start building the hell out of debtor's prisons. Now that would help the government counterfeit more money to run all of the new prisons.
    Iirc, debtors prisons were slave labor work houses.

    I'm sure they could turn a profit.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    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.
    But they are sill citizens and have the right to vote. You do not have to have a job or anything else to vote in this country and that is the way it should be. To try to shun the most poor in this country is disgusting and maybe should be criminal. When we start taking away basic human rights based on bank account or lack of it? We have FAILED! Thankfully those in this thread wishing to remake our country into one that does not include all will never happen in my day.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the parasite class and their enablers feel that way...
    all poor people are parasites?

    wow. why soo much hatred?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    all poor people are parasites?

    wow. why soo much hatred?
    No, I don't think anyone here meant to suggest that the poor are parasites, nor that parasites are necessarily poor.

    I would say that a “parasite” in this context is anyone who takes more from society than he contributes in return. Someone who collects welfare, making no attempt to find an honest job, would certainly qualify. So would someone like Bernie Madoff, who runs a massive Ponzi scheme that steals millions of dollars from many people who get nothing in return. So would someone who “works” at a government job, where he collects a paycheck, but spends all his day playing on the Internet instead of getting any productive work done.

    There are all sorts of parasites among humanity, achieving all sorts of different levels of wealth or poverty.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    No, I don't think anyone here meant to suggest that the poor are parasites, nor that parasites are necessarily poor.

    I would say that a “parasite” in this context is anyone who takes more from society than he contributes in return. Someone who collects welfare, making no attempt to find an honest job, would certainly qualify. ....
    How about a banker who makes reckless investments and then gets bailed out by corporate welfare? How about someone who inherits a fortune and just lives off it without ever doing anything productive?

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    No, I don't think anyone here meant to suggest that the poor are parasites, nor that parasites are necessarily poor.

    I would say that a “parasite” in this context is anyone who takes more from society than he contributes in return. Someone who collects welfare, making no attempt to find an honest job, would certainly qualify. So would someone like Bernie Madoff, who runs a massive Ponzi scheme that steals millions of dollars from many people who get nothing in return. So would someone who “works” at a government job, where he collects a paycheck, but spends all his day playing on the Internet instead of getting any productive work done.

    There are all sorts of parasites among humanity, achieving all sorts of different levels of wealth or poverty.
    While I agree wholeheartedly with your last sentence, the gist I get from some in this thread is that Madoff would be ok since he paid taxes.

    Prior to his conviction, of course.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You should have added a third option: "Everyone should be allowed to vote."
    Yea, even if everybody was legally able to vote in our country still only about 50% would actually show up! lol
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I am not getting this whole property ownership thing/ talk.. So just cause you do not own something you should not be allowed to vote?
    Real estate is the last thing folks need to be investing in right now
    It's a buyer's market, actually. We got ours for really cheap. People are desperate to sell.
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