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If what I've said is so outrageous, you must be beside yourself with outrage that children can't vote. Are you?
Did you grow up in the 1930s? Cause that's about the only way your statement is true and even then, it ignores quite a few events going on around the world which disprove your claim. The system we have today ensures we don't fall back into the dark ages of bread riots, armed rebellions and major struggles within our societies.I grew up during a period when, by modern standards, most people were poor. But there was virtually no crime more serious than somebody swiping a donut off the counter at the drug store or stealing corn or watermelons from a farmer's field. (Most of us didn't steal the donut but did steal the corn and watermelons.) Of course in those days, corn sold for a penny an ear and you could buy a huge watermelon for a dime.
If you think I'm wrong tell me the last time we had a violent populist movement in the US. When was the last time France saw a violent populist movement? When it was suddenly unable to fulfil the promises the state had made. Even then, it disappeared within a year. Granted, if the system fails we'll the riots anyways, but my statements aren't anything out of this world. Taxes ensure a social stability that a low taxation and a small or non-existent social net simply can't.
Last edited by Hatuey; 04-26-15 at 08:09 PM.
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Take for example President Obama. In the 2012 election, according to at least one calculation, only about 3% of the votes Obama got were from those on welfare.
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