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

Voters
93. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes. Absolutely.

    64 68.82%
  • No.

    25 26.88%
  • Other?

    4 4.30%
Page 6 of 16 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast
Results 51 to 60 of 152

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

  1. #51
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    02-18-14 @ 08:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,660

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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.
    they may not literally, but the fact that the commit them anyway is as good as signing them away

  2. #52
    Guru
    scatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Last Seen
    02-09-17 @ 10:57 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,721

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I'll make sure to elaborate excessively in the future for the anal, annoying crowd.
    You mean fail to misspeak.

  3. #53
    Jedi Master
    Captain America's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Last Seen
    Today @ 05:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    18,650

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

    Wouldn't it be funny if they had a "true/false" test that required a passing grade of 70% in order to allow the person to qualify to vote:

    1. Obama is not an American citizen t/f?
    2. Obama is coming for your guns. t/f?
    3. Obama is a closet Muslim in secret alliance with Al-Queda. t/f?
    4. All poor people are qualified for an "Obama-phone." t/f?
    5. America was founded to be a Christian nation. t/f?
    6. Liberals and democrats are determined to kill as many babies as possible. t/f?
    7. The GOP cares about the middle class as much as they do the upper richer classes? t/f?

    ..... and so on...

    It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.

  4. #54
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    EUSSR
    Last Seen
    03-24-14 @ 01:43 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    3,851

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

    No. Because those on welfare will vote for whoever promises big welfare and politicians will start a vicious cycle of big welfare-elections-big welfare.

  5. #55
    Sage
    Kreton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Last Seen
    11-13-17 @ 08:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    6,118

    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.
    When someone is punished and they serve their time, the slate needs to be wiped clean. At that point it is over and should no longer be used against them.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
    Stephen R. Covey


  6. #56
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,067

    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?
    I like Michael Savage but he is wrong on this issue. Elected officials do not just spend tax dollars they also enact laws that effect every citizen. I do understand his point, people are always way too happy and eager to spend tax dollars that they didn't contribute to.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  7. #57
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Last Seen
    02-18-14 @ 08:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,660

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    When someone is punished and they serve their time, the slate needs to be wiped clean. At that point it is over and should no longer be used against them.
    I disagree, it is no different than a career that requires a good resume, this is their resume of life.

  8. #58
    Sage
    Kreton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    Last Seen
    11-13-17 @ 08:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    6,118

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I like Michael Savage but he is wrong on this issue. Elected officials do not just spend tax dollars they also enact laws that effect every citizen. I do understand his point, people are always way too happy and eager to spend tax dollars that they didn't contribute to.
    Granted I only heard a small part of one of his shows, but the game seems like an extremist who seems to think only the rich matter. I am not sure what there is to like.
    “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
    Stephen R. Covey


  9. #59
    Sage
    jamesrage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    A place where common sense exists
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 09:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    31,067

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Granted I only heard a small part of one of his shows, but the game seems like an extremist who seems to think only the rich matter. I am not sure what there is to like.
    Its not an issue of thinking that only the rich should should be allowed to vote. Its an issue of whether or not those who do not contribute federal tax dollars should be allowed to decide how those federal tax dollars are spent.Its like your neighbor telling you what kind of meat you can buy, or the bum in downtown telling you that you can not buy a tv. Liberals will generally ignore this fact and spin it as a you hate the poor or want to deny the poor the right to vote. This issue has come up multiple times through out the years on DP.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...ore-votes.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ers-pay-8.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/govern...owed-vote.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ould-vote.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...owed-vote.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ncome-tax.html


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...ight-vote.html
    Last edited by jamesrage; 01-07-14 at 04:18 PM.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

    Cicero Marcus Tullius

  10. #60
    Sage
    Unitedwestand13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Sunnyvale California
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:46 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    14,909

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Its not an issue of thinking that only the rich should should be allowed to vote. Its an issue of whether or not those who do not contribute federal tax dollars should be allowed to decide how those federal tax dollars are spent. Liberals will generally ignore this fact and spin it as a you hate the poor or want to deny the poor the right to vote. This issue has come up multiple times through out the years on DP.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...ore-votes.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ers-pay-8.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/govern...owed-vote.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ould-vote.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...owed-vote.html

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ncome-tax.html


    http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...ight-vote.html
    Income should not be a requirement in order to vote
    "If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
    Break, By Three days grace

    Hilliary Clinton/Tim Kaine 2016

Page 6 of 16 FirstFirst ... 45678 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •