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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]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    The thread was never about me, or my "errors", that is not the topic.
    i know... however you were in error when you talked about SNAP/1939.......so i brought it to your attention.
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    First off, I have no idea how "folks on welfare vote for welfare". By what mechanism do you think this happens? SNAP is a longstanding social program, going back to 1939. Secondly, those dollars are spent at GROCERY CHAINS, so are those beneficiaries of federal dollars also going to be excluded from "voting on welfare", whatever the hell that means?

    This is getting back to the same argument implied by you previously, that if we cut food benefits to households with food insecurity, we will somehow see the creation of jobs. Further, "Able Bodied Adults" receiving SNAP are required to be either employed or in training to receive SNAP. The majority of ABA getting SNAP are employed. I find it draconian that you want to starve and remove franchise from millions of low income US citizens, it is all just so Ayn Rand-ish, but there you are.
    The argument is not merit or who gets what or how it is determined who gets what.

    The argument is whether Citizen A should be able to vote to benefit himself/herself from what Citizen B legally and ethically earned or acquired. So few seem to be able to focus on that one simple concept. I believe the reason for that is because the concept is so uncomfortable to acknowledge when one is also defending the social welfare agenda.
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I disagree. The politicians enrich themselves greatly while in office. And those who promise lots of freebies, goodies, and gratuitous money get the vote from those who hope to receive it. No politician who depends on the welfare vote and/or low income vote to keep his seat is going to stop promising those freebie or delivering on at least some of his/her promises.
    So let me understand this, these supposed politicians who are getting rich from being in office are directly receiving these vast sums......from the poor?
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    So let me understand this, these supposed politicians who are getting rich from being in office are directly receiving these vast sums......from the poor?
    ..is that what you got from her post?
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Wait..so if some people starved to death that would endanger the species??
    Nope, however, there are enough people starving already who would to make the prospect of more starving people, a real danger to our species. The human species doesn't do well when it's starving. It starts fighting itself and becoming unstable. Taxes ensure the opposite. They ensure that enough people are fed so that they don't engage in populist revolutions.

    Sorry, but if ten people in a group die in a car crash or whatever the rest of the group survives just fine. Sure, maybe a few guys that died are pretty important, but there is plenty of people around to take their place. These people we are talking about are poor, and while it might be really insensitive to say, not terribly important or terribly hard to replace.
    Your absurd understanding of my statement leaves much to be desired. However, that simply isn't what I'm saying. My approach is like saying that I don't object to taxes because of all the people that they provide for.
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    So let me understand this, these supposed politicians who are getting rich from being in office are directly receiving these vast sums......from the poor?
    No, they are receiving vast sums by virtue of holding their elected or appointed seats in government. It provides them all kinds of opportunity to enrich themselves, others who are then obligated to them, family members, etc. Catering to the 'poor' just keeps some of them in those seats.

    For a really good perspective about all this, I recommend Peter Schweizer's book "Extortion:"
    "I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it." --Benjamin Franklin 1776

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    So let me understand this, these supposed politicians who are getting rich from being in office are directly receiving these vast sums......from the poor?
    No, they throw Sheckels at the poor to keep them in power, where they can sell influence to the rich.
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    The argument is not merit or who gets what or how it is determined who gets what.

    The argument is whether Citizen A should be able to vote to benefit himself/herself from what Citizen B legally and ethically earned or acquired. So few seem to be able to focus on that one simple concept. I believe the reason for that is because the concept is so uncomfortable to acknowledge when one is also defending the social welfare agenda.
    You have not shown how citizen "A" has directly voted to benefit from SNAP, nor have you shown that any politician has been elected primarily because of a supposed campaign promise on SNAP. Further, you keep sidestepping the fact that owners of grocery chains, those that PROFIT from SNAP spending, are not going not "lose their vote" under your plan. Again, huge contributors that lobby Congress for contracts DIRECTLY cannot lose their franchise. This argument is just beyond stupid.
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    That is the uncomfortable elephant in the room isn't it though? That people on welfare should not be able to vote on how much welfare they will receive? I would be the first to acknowledge the difficulty in determining how that would be implemented, but that is the issue just the same. Those who vote to receive welfare are doing so at the expense of others because it is those others who give up their resources to provide the welfare. Those on welfare only benefit.

    But I disagree that voting to lower taxes is the same thing. Voting to lower taxes may benefit me, yes, but it also benefits everybody who pays taxes. That is the difference between voting for revision in the tax code as opposed to voting for what others will provide you. Lower taxes may be to the detriment of those on welfare--that has not been shown to be a fact but it is an argument that is made. But it is not at the EXPENSE of those on welfare as those on welfare are not required to provide anything to those paying taxes.
    The OP doesnt ask if welfare people should be able to vote on welfare issues, the Op asks is they should be able to vote ever.


    Specific groups like senior citizens get to vote on if a levy should be approved for senior citizen centers. Those who are not old enough have to pay that levy even though they wont be going to the senior citizen center and receive any services. We dont charge just certain people taxes everyone pays the tax. There specific product and service taxes but there isnt a requirement to but those products and services. Owners of motels get to vote on lodgers tax changes.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    No, they throw Sheckels at the poor to keep them in power, where they can sell influence to the rich.
    You just proved my point, their supposed accumulation of wealth is not coming from the poor. Is the argument going to become so convoluted that politicians becoming wealthy will end if SNAP recipients have their franchise revoked?
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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