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

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    what happens to disabled people with no government safety net?
    they die. what's this got to do with the thread? folks on disability should lose the right to vote???

    your views on this matter are very troubling.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you think Hispanics and Blacks will always support the rich white dems who urge parasitic taxes etc?

    that Hispanics will want to remain owned by their dem massas and use "racism" to excuse social pathologies?
    I think you do. I think ALEC does. I think CATO does. I think the right wing does. And the proof is in folks in the previous list supporting garbage like this.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    This is exactly what it is. It is a "slave, plebeian and citizen" type of governing like in Star Ship Troopers. Only real difference is it would not be necessary for citizenship, but without the right to vote or serve in office are you really a citizen anymore?
    Yes you are still a citizen.
    See; the majority of the U.S. who don't vote or serve in public office.

    They still retain all their constitutional protections.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Not everyone wants to do it. Community service (for other than a crime) is nothing but indentured servitude or slavery with a nice name.
    If voting were so important to so many, than doing community service wouldn't be that great a sacrifice.
    I think it's telling that people aren't willing to push a broom or pick up some trash off the highway, in order to retain something so important to them.

    Taxation is slavery, lets end all taxation.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    its "politically correct" to want ALL Americans, regardless of income or their tax returns, to have the right to vote?

    wow.
    its just plain stupid. We don't let children vote. those in prison, those committed to mental institutions and most of all (though it breaks the heart of the dems) those who are dead or not citizens vote



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Your posts look stupid when you make silly assumptions. in posts made long before you started your tenure here I noted those who were disabled due to service to the government have paid their dues in full
    What DUES are you talking about? There is not one word in the US Constitution about any DUES. Not a single one.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    ...Taxation is slavery, lets end all taxation.
    No, taxation is NOT slavery. In fact, its a religious obligation for many.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Or should the top 10% not be allowed to vote, since their money influences all politics. I laugh at certain forum posters who say that the poor shouldnt be allowed to vote because they only vote for who is going to give them something...that is one of the most disgustingly disengenuous statements ever uttered on this foru...because the RICH vote for who is going to give them something and they PAY them millions to do it for them in lobbiests cash and gifts to superpacs...its hypocrisy to the ooomph degree.
    I think every American citizen should be allowed to vote. That said I think any tax increases should be voted on only by those who would be paying the tax increases. For example they want an extra tax on cigarettes then only smokers should be allowed to vote on whether or not to vote for those tax increases. Because its too damn easy to want tax increases when you are not the person paying for them and its too damn easy to spend other people's money.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    No, taxation is NOT slavery. In fact, its a religious obligation for many.
    I know.
    I was making a comparison.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I think you do. I think ALEC does. I think CATO does. I think the right wing does. And the proof is in folks in the previous list supporting garbage like this.
    in many areas that were once black dominated, hispanics have become the largest ethnic group. and due to the political spoils system, the dems still give the spoils to blacks which is causing resentment in the hispanic community. And the hispanic community is far more diverse than the black community-some such as the Cubans, tend to be very hard working and very ambitious and tend not to buy into the Poor poor victimized me crap that the dems feed minorities in the hope of making them pawns of the dem party



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think every American citizen should be allowed to vote. That said I think any tax increases should be voted on only by those who would be paying the tax increases. For example they want an extra tax on cigarettes then only smokers should be allowed to vote on whether or not to vote for those tax increases. Because its too damn easy to want tax increases when you are not the person paying for them and its too damn easy to spend other people's money.
    This has to be one of the smartest and best reasoned posts in the last week



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