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Thread: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I was flipping around the radio yesterday and came across a guy named Michael Savage. He was pretty excited and screaming about "Why should those on welfare be allowed to vote". His point is simply that they are not paying taxes or making this country better so why should they have a say. Use the right to vote to encourage those lazy leeches to get off of their asses and get a job.

    I had heard of this guy but I don't think I've ever listened to him before. I have heard Rush and Hannity before but this guy seemed extreme even in comparison to those guys. Who in their right mind would really suggest that the poor should not be allowed to vote. Taking power away from people and handing it solely to the upper classes. And he was talking about this should be one of the platforms of the Republican party.

    What do you think?
    He's a nut case whose training is in nutrition. Lots of us who are familiar with his nuttery think he is a left wing POE



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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    He's a shock jock pure and simple.
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    No. Welfare recipients and others whose main/primary source of income is Government-based should NOT be allowed to vote as it is a significant conflict of interest.

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    He's a nut case whose training is in nutrition. Lots of us who are familiar with his nuttery think he is a left wing POE
    It wouldn't surprise me in the least if it was a schtick, or at least an amped up version of himself. I know people who know Rush Limbaugh, and they say his non-media personality is absolutely nothing at all like what he puts on the air.

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It wouldn't surprise me in the least if it was a schtick, or at least an amped up version of himself. I know people who know Rush Limbaugh, and they say his non-media personality is absolutely nothing at all like what he puts on the air.
    I have never met Rush or "Dr Savage". But here in Cincinnati we have a guy who is probably better known than Savage named "Willie Cunningham or Bill Cunningham'. I have been a live guest on his show, I know him personally and I was once was a lecturer at the local law school on 2A issues and BC-who had a good reputation as a trial attorney prior to becoming a talk show host-appeared as well.

    and yeah on air personalities are often different than the person in real life.



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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    I was flipping around the radio yesterday and came across a guy named Michael Savage. He was pretty excited and screaming about "Why should those on welfare be allowed to vote". His point is simply that they are not paying taxes or making this country better so why should they have a say. Use the right to vote to encourage those lazy leeches to get off of their asses and get a job.

    I had heard of this guy but I don't think I've ever listened to him before. I have heard Rush and Hannity before but this guy seemed extreme even in comparison to those guys. Who in their right mind would really suggest that the poor should not be allowed to vote. Taking power away from people and handing it solely to the upper classes. And he was talking about this should be one of the platforms of the Republican party.

    What do you think?
    When I saw the title of this thread, I knew I wanted to add "how about rich people on welfare, or people on any kind of government assistance"... and you already had that in the poll, so good job, excellent poll. But I do not agree with your post itself, I believe people on any kind of government assistance should NOT be allowed to vote, because eventually THE SYSTEM ENDS UP VOTING FOR ITSELF - and THAT is what happened to America - ALL THESE ANTI ESTABLISHMENT TROLLS, most of them are a PART of establishment now, they are a fraud opposition, the REAL opposition is BURRIED, OBSCURED. I am NOT against government employees, but they already have too much power, and them being able to obtain more power by giving out welfare and benefits that they take from society, gives them even more power, which, they are not even in control of, because the top government officials are all puppets to international bankers.

    Oh, and the reason why majority in your poll voted to allow those on government hand outs to vote, is because majority ARE on government hand outs, if that would not be the reason why, then majority would also favor to allow the rest of the WORLD to vote as well, not just police it - so they are absolute hypocrites in my view.

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No. Welfare recipients and others whose main/primary source of income is Government-based should NOT be allowed to vote as it is a significant conflict of interest.
    What? How so?
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    These beliefs are why I'm very happy with courts blocking majority rule where those laws are unconstitutional. There's always a Fred Savage who thinks a segment of the population shouldn't be allowed to vote.
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    What did the kid from The Wonder Years ever do to you?

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    What? How so?
    The same way that allowing Congress to vote on its own pay raises is a conflict of interest. Allowing people to vote for individuals who they know will provide them with a significant financial gain is a conflict. Regardless of whether it's the heads of major corporations or Social Security/Welfare recipients.

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