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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 Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Income should not be a requirement in order to vote
    I agree.Elected officials do not do just spending issues.They also create or abolish laws that effect every citizen regardless if they do or do not earn income.
    "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"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I agree.Elected officials do not do just spending issues.
    With only 97 days scheduled to work before the elections, the House will do even less than ever, their stated goal.
    Cantor began the year with a blank sheet of paper, to represent what is between the GOP ears.
    Who are the true welfare recipients in our Nation--try Congress .
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    Voter suppression backed by citizens divided--a lethal duo to freedom-loving Americans .
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Voter suppression backed by citizens divided--a lethal duo to freedom-loving Americans .
    You are not a free speech proponent?

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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.
    LOL Representative pay raises don't take effect until after elections. That does not mean they won't get reelected and so they can indeed vote for their own pay raises.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Representative pay raises don't take effect until after elections. That does not mean they won't get reelected and so they can indeed vote for their own pay raises.
    They are raising the pay of the elected representatives. They are not elected yet....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    No, independents have more rights/responsibilities than dependents.
    Then so do the wealthy. They are more equal than others too by your measure. Millionaires should get 100 votes, billionaires 1000 votes.
    None of it makes a bit of sense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The two highlighted ones are definite conflicts of interest
    They are all conflicts of interest. Your arbitrary definition is pointless, the voting process is completely marked by self-interest.

    LOL. THEY are the ones who have kicked society in the teeth, not the other way around.
    So it's my girlfriend's fault no one would hire her full-time for four months after graduating from Louisville because she has a Master's degree and employers considered her over-qualified? That's nonsense. That wasn't her fault (and luckily she was able to get a part time job and live with her parents), but if she had gone on government assistence, she wouldn't have kicked anyone in the teeth, she would have been kicked in the teeth by society. Your position is incredibly insensitive and rather out of touch with reality. You seem to think a sustaining job exists for everyone who wants one. It doesn't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    Then so do the wealthy. They are more equal than others too by your measure. Millionaires should get 100 votes, billionaires 1000 votes.

    None of it makes a bit of sense.
    It made sense before you let loose with that little gem. If you had read and understood my previous post, you would see nothing to indicate that votes be weighted according to wealth. Someone could be completely broke but still retain a fully weighted vote. No one would get a vote weighted above 1.00.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    It made sense before you let loose with that little gem. If you had read and understood my previous post, you would see nothing to indicate that votes be weighted according to wealth. Someone could be completely broke but still retain a fully weighted vote.
    Because every one should have a equal right to vote
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