View Poll Results: Should those on welfare or any federal aid be allowed to vote?

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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
    Why should ones reliance on assistance matter?
    Why do we currently not allow dependents to vote?

    That would be essentially taking away that person's voice.
    Why do we currently not give dependents a voice?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    what? You asked if felons should be allowed to vote. I replied that once they have finished their sentence, yes. Once a person is no longer incarcerated they should not lose any rights and noone should be allowed to access their crimes at all. Nothing should be held against them in any way.
    Consistency is good.

    Carry on.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    His point is simply that they are not paying taxes or making this country better so why should they have a say.

    Who in their right mind would really suggest that the poor should not be allowed to vote.

    What do you think?
    I voted other. No but with further restrictions. Nobody who receives a salary from the government should be allowed to vote. I am not just talking. I practice what I preach. I never voted the whole 5 years while I was in the Marine Corps. What was I going to vote for? Higher pay. Duh! That would make me a complete scum bag and a disgusting theif not a public servant. I didn't join the Marine Corps to rape the American public. I joined the Marine Corps to serve my country. Big f***ing difference but not to some scum of the earth military members who whine about their low pay. Tell that to the single mom making $15,080 per year. She'll laugh at you and then spit on your uniform. Those scum bags deserve to be hanged for treason in my opinion.

    Public servants should be servants not Lords. In my county there are 1,200 county employees. All republicans who win the primaries automatically win in the general election. The highest vote getter in the county commissioner race recieved less than 4,500 votes. Anybody see the problem? Those 1,200 people could gang up on the rest of the county ang get anything they want. Government employees should never be allowed to vote. They should instead be proud to serve their country, state, county, city or town. I feel less strongly about welfare recipients because most cases of welfare are temporary. What if your temporary moment was right before an election? What if you were on welfare for 3 years and then suddenly got off of welfare right before the election? I suppose the same could be said of government employees. Either way this is a silly argument. I don't think this discussion will ever see the light of day. It's just fantasy talk.

    By the way. Another common fantasy is that people live on welfare their entire life and they all have black skin. That's total BS. All retards who think this way are usually ignored and labelled as ignorant hicks with no desire to even peek at reality.
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I voted other. No but with further restrictions. Nobody who receives a salary from the government should be allowed to vote. I am not just talking. I practice what I preach. I never voted the whole 4 years while I was in the Marine Corps. What was I going to vote for? Higher pay. Duh!

    Public servants should be servants not Lords. In my county there are 1,200 county employees. All republicans who win the primaries automatically win in the general election. The highest vote getter in the county commissioner race recieved less than 4,500 votes. Anybody see the problem? Those 1,200 people could gang up on the rest of the county ang get anything they want. Government employees should never be allowed to vote. They should instead be proud to serve their country, state, county, city or town. I feel less strongly about welfare recipients because most cases of welfare are temporary. What if your temporary moment was right before an election? What if you were on welfare for 3 years and then suddenly got off of welfare right before the election? I suppose the same could be said of government employees. Either way this is a silly argument. I don't think this discussion will ever see the light of day. It's just fantasy talk.
    The only one who can vote himself a pay raise is a Congressman.

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

    If welfare recipients couldn't vote, could a democrat ever be elected again?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I selected "Other" because I think the vote should be weighted according to the degree of dependence the person has on the state or others. Welfare might make up 10% of one person's needs vs. 95% of another person's needs. I don't think it makes sense to completely eradicate civic participation among anyone who gets help, I just think the votes should weigh a little less to the extent that one relies on government for basic needs.
    Some men are more equal than others? Right out of Animal Farm. You need to give it a read.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Most Americans vote with their interests in mind. Rich people vote for what they think will be in their best interests, so does the middle class. By your twisted ass logic, why let anyone vote?
    Good question, to which the answer is..... I DON'T WANT most people voting.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    The only one who can vote himself a pay raise is a Congressman.
    Only senators can.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Only senators can.
    Six of one...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Some men are more equal than others?
    No, independents have more rights/responsibilities than dependents.

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