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

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    SO you want voters to qualify to vote.
    Children and other dependents don't qualify to vote, for reasons having to do with their inability to provide for themselves. This concept would involve grouping those receiving significant need-based assistance in the same category as those to whom, due to their dependence, we already do not extend the voting privilege.

    ANd as I stated some posts a go, this drive to disfranchise voters is nothing but a attempt at a power grab. It is pretty obvious the hyper partisan accusation going on here. Conservatives believe that most of the Democrats are leeches and that barring democrats/welfare addicts then the Republican party will be able to dictate what and how things go. It is naive to have such a position, since if we start disfranchising groups of voters it will not stop there. It just really gives Conservatives a bad image (since this masturbatory pipe dream will go nowhere).
    Whatever all that means.

    In democratic republics, voting has long gone hand-in-hand with being subject to the taxation levied by those being voted for. When a minority are net contributors and the majority are net-beneficiaries, you have a system that will eventually destabilize (majority's tyranny). Middle and upper-middle class young adults get reamed the hardest currently, because seniors and near-seniors have most of the votes and most of the money, and the lower classes also have a large and increasing number of the votes. We have high income taxes, low capital gains taxes, low inheritance taxes, we keep honoring toxic defined benefit pensions including the senior benefit programs that won't provide any net benefit to generations X and Y, and we continue growing the welfare state. The middle class young adults get the brunt of all of this; their burden is beyond disproportionate. They are underrepresented and exploited.
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    Re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Holy cow......this is a real poll?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Wow......what nonsense. People on welfare still pay taxes. How long before you want to institute a wage based requirement?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Children and other dependents don't qualify to vote, for reasons having to do with their inability to provide for themselves. This concept would involve grouping those receiving significant need-based assistance in the same category as those to whom, due to their dependence, we already do not extend the voting privilege.
    SO not really qualify as much as be disenfranchised because you think they are being childish. Awe the irony.

    Whatever all that means.
    It was short a simple and to the point. I suspect that you want to ignore that you want to disenfranchise American voters.
    In democratic republics, voting has long gone hand-in-hand with being subject to the taxation levied by those being voted for. When a minority are net contributors and the majority are net-beneficiaries, you have a system that will eventually destabilize (majority's tyranny). Middle and upper-middle class young adults get reamed the hardest currently, because seniors and near-seniors have most of the votes and most of the money, and the lower classes also have a large and increasing number of the votes. We have high income taxes, low capital gains taxes, low inheritance taxes, we keep honoring toxic defined benefit pensions including the senior benefit programs that won't provide any net benefit to generations X and Y, and we continue growing the welfare state. The middle class young adults get the brunt of all of this; their burden is beyond disproportionate. They are underrepresented and exploited.
    Thats great and all but the government disenfranchising American voters is tyranny itself.

    Dont worry about those middle class kids, they should just go get a job. Speaking of disenfranchising voters, it would probably be a good idea to raise the voting age. Not that I advocate it, but those kids really have no clue what they are doing. Remember the HOPE campaign? All those first time voters thought Obama was going to fix everything lol. SO I am not really concerned with the laughable under represented kiddies. But then by your logic we should take their voting rights away too.

    Another thing. If you start hacking away at American voters who becomes the majority that is voting then? You just told people they cant vote so now the rest that can vote are dictating to those disfranchised voters. It all sounds familiar for some reason. Oh I remember it was in pre ww2 Germany when Jews became send class citizens. You wouldnt be a neo nazi kid would you?

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

    It is very sad that there are actually a few people in this country that want to return to a system where essentially only property owners are allowed to vote. You would think that in the 21st century we would be past this. Obviously, America still has a few people that just don't seem to get it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    SO not really qualify as much as be disenfranchised because you think they are being childish. Awe the irony.
    Other than age, what is the difference between a person 18+ years of age who is 95% dependent on other adults to meet his/her basic needs a teenager under age 18 who is 95% dependent on adults to meet his/her basic needs?

    Thats great and all but the government disenfranchising American voters is tyranny itself.
    Do you consider it tyranny that 17-year olds can't vote? Why do you think they should or shouldn't be able to vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It is very sad that there are actually a few people in this country that want to return to a system where essentially only property owners are allowed to vote. You would think that in the 21st century we would be past this. Obviously, America still has a few people that just don't seem to get it.
    Is it disenfranchisement when an elected leader must opt out of a vote due to conflict of interest? Is it disenfranchisement that people less than 18 years of age cannot vote?

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

    Of course people on welfare should be aloud to vote.
    Anyone that says otherwise is clueless as to what this Nation is all about.

    I am curious though, with all of the disguised welfare we give big business and big oil, would this mean that anyone who owns stock in these companies can not vote either?

    On another note, it is a humorous irony that while only a Republican could come up with something like this... almost every person on welfare I have known are also Republicans.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Other than age, what is the difference between a person 18+ years of age who is 95% dependent on other adults to meet his/her basic needs a teenager under age 18 who is 95% dependent on adults to meet his/her basic needs?
    Children are not adults. And that ends your childish comparison.


    Do you consider it tyranny that 17-year olds can't vote? Why do you think they should or shouldn't be able to vote?
    No 17-year olds are still legally children. The further you get from 17 the better you understand why they cant vote.



    Is it disenfranchisement when an elected leader must opt out of a vote due to conflict of interest? Is it disenfranchisement that people less than 18 years of age cannot vote?
    What country are you from? I mean here in the States politicians can vote for themselves. They even make a photo op out of casting their vote.




    And no kids should not vote. DO you think that is is wrong that we ban kids from voting? Is this something that you want changed? How old are you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It is very sad that there are actually a few people in this country that want to return to a system where essentially only property owners are allowed to vote. You would think that in the 21st century we would be past this. Obviously, America still has a few people that just don't seem to get it.
    It's the 21st century. You think we would have learned by now that universal suffrage democracy is a terrible idea.

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

    Yes people on welfare should be allowed to vote. But I think we need to raise the voting age to 21. 25 would be preferable but that will never happen.
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