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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 Gipper View Post
    Six of one...
    Misspeaking is your own fault. A representative, who is a congressman, cannot vote himself/herself a pay raise. A senator can though, sure.

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

    Everyone should be able to vote, even felons who have paid their debt to society.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Uhh, I'm not sure you understand the concept of voting...everyone who votes can be said to have a conflict of interest.

    If I'm a small business man, I'd vote for the candidate who would keep my taxes low. Conflict of interest.
    If I'm a teacher, I vote for a candidate who promises to put more money into education. Conflict of interest.
    If I'm a software engineer, I vote for a candidate who promises to increase copyright law. Conflict of interest.
    I'm an elected government official, I vote for myself. Conflict of interest.
    The two highlighted ones are definite conflicts of interest, because both individuals are directly involved with the Government in their own careers. They directly benefit from things that they control inside the Government and therefore should not be allowed a vote. The other "conflicts" are indirect, and perfectly acceptable; but the two highlighted ones are direct conflicts which should not be allowed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I could go on and on, but the idea we shouldn't let a certain segment of the population vote because society has kicked them in the teeth is absurd and very dangerous thinking.
    LOL. THEY are the ones who have kicked society in the teeth, not the other way around.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Misspeaking is your own fault. A representative, who is a congressman, cannot vote himself/herself a pay raise. A senator can though, sure.
    Yeah yeah, that's great. The rest of the board knew what I meant. Have a cookie.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yeah yeah, that's great. The rest of the board knew what I meant.
    Everyone but you apparently knew.

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

    I think those on welfare should be allowed to vote at least twice, because they are definitely local and local year around, not 3 months in a Sunny spot, 2 months in Vail, 6 months in Bermuda and come back to vote. Welfare guy/girl lives local, spends local, knows local. That would be a much more knowledgeable perspective on local needs.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Everyone but you apparently knew.
    I'll make sure to elaborate excessively in the future for the anal, annoying crowd.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Why do we currently not allow dependents to vote?



    Why do we currently not give dependents a voice?
    Dependency is not the issue. Age is.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
    Stephen R. Covey


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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Everyone should be able to vote, even felons who have paid their debt to society.
    I disagree, felons commit crimes knowing they will lose their voting privileges if caught and they do them anyway, in essence they sign off on losing them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I disagree, felons commit crimes knowing they will lose their voting privileges if caught and they do them anyway, in essence they sign off on losing them.
    Gonna take a long shot and say that felons don't put "future voting rights" as a criterion for whether they commit a crime or not.

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