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Thread: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Absolutely!

    "Welfare" is simply financial assistance. It does not make an individual a ward of the state.


    Now, if we instituted a program where people who were unable or unwilling to work were provided housing, food and medical care in controlled government compounds and without access to private sector markets then I would have no problem making relinquishing the right to vote a part of the acceptance process for that program.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    They absolutely should. And the argument of, "well they receive government assistance for food and basic needs and therefore have an interest in electing those who promise them more assistance" does not hold up to sound reasoning, logic, or evidence

    1.)Welfare recipients are equally conservative, equally moderate, and equally liberal, has nothing to do with ideology if you are on welfare.
    "But when the political lens shifts from partisanship to ideology, the participation gap vanishes. Self-described political conservatives were no more likely than liberals or moderates to have received food stamps (17% for each group), according to the survey." The politics and demographics of food stamp recipients | Pew Research Center

    2.)We all use some sort of public assistance if you like it or not. Public roads, public schools, ensuring that our foods dont kill us as soon as I eat it, ensure that planes dont run into each other, clear our roads, etc. We all use one of these programs one way or another. Why do we single out only those who are on TANF, and SNAP (otherwise known as welfare)? I mean dont we all have a vested interest in some sort of government program that hypothetically a candidate can exploit for votes? Should we all not be allowed to vote then?

    3.)And yes they should be able to vote. They are citizens of this country. Simple as that.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    If we honor living in a democratic society than yes.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    We did away with property requirements voting, poll taxes and all that nonsense a long time ago. It should stay dead and buried.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Cool, we haven't had a thread on this topic for weeks now.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    What types of welfare? Veterans benefits? Disaster relief aide? Social security? Disability benefits? Student loans? Scholarships? Should we not allow those who drive on public roads to vote because they are receiving a benefit from the government?
    State welfare programs..

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    So they are free to vote themselves more money and benefits at the expense of my Liberty....
    Some families of military service members are on food stamps. More than a few men and women separate from the military and are unable to find jobs paying a living wage. Far too many Americans, even middle class Americans, are one catastrophe away from needing government assistance. One nasty lingering illness to a family member can far too often does send the family into deep financial water.

    Your answer is no doubt that they should get a job or get a better job or get a second job or that they should have saved more money, or should have planned for the unexpected. If it was that easy I have no doubt most of them would have.

    Compare the costs and quality of education and healthcare in the US to other western countries. Compare per capita child poverty. After you do all that tell us how the voting poor have had such an unbelievable advantage in spending your "freedom".

    It is amazing that you aren't ashamed to have posted what you have.










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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    If we honor living in a democratic society than yes.
    What if value a free society more?

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Some families of military service members are on food stamps. More than a few men and women separate from the military and are unable to find jobs paying a living wage. Far too many Americans, even middle class Americans, are one catastrophe away from needing government assistance. One nasty lingering illness to a family member can far too often does send the family into deep financial water.

    Your answer is no doubt that they should get a job or get a better job or get a second job or that they should have saved more money, or should have planned for the unexpected. If it was that easy I have no doubt most of them would have.

    Compare the costs and quality of education and healthcare in the US to other western countries. Compare per capita child poverty. After you do all that tell us how the voting poor have had such an unbelievable advantage in spending your "freedom".

    It is amazing that you aren't ashamed to have posted what you have.
    Not at all, it had for everyone, between outsource and mass immigration the American worker is being crushed...

    Yes, some of the people they elect do pass laws which violate all of freedoms, that is wrong and fundamental evil that those elected officials do that.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    There's no poll option for "yes and **** you for asking".

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