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

    Should they be allowed to vote while on welfare?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Should they be allowed to vote while on welfare?
    This is such a difficult question when it is evaluated objectively and outside of partisan propaganda, political correctness police action, and other emotion-charged responses.

    I have long thought it extremely unfair that those who pay no federal taxes would have ability to vote for people who pledge to raise taxes on everybody else.

    I have long thought it extremely unfair that those who are little or not at all affected by increases in property taxes have ability to vote on initiatives that will raise those taxes for property owners.

    And I have long thought it extremely unfair that those who are supported by the rest of us have ability to vote for those who pledge to keep the gravy train going for those who are supported and thereby increase the burden on those of us who are footing that bill.

    It is the righteous sense that those who pay the bills should be the ones to vote on how much of those bills they are willing to pay.

    And that righteous sense is made very difficult weighed against the concept of one citizen, one vote.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    No but, when you get off welfare, please step into the booth.

    A better question might be, "If you're on welfare do you always vote for a Democrat?"
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Should they be allowed to vote while on welfare?
    Yes.The laws our elected officials make effect every citizen in this country regardless if they are welfare of if they are the 1% and if you think only people on welfare vote for their interests then you are mistaken.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    This is such a difficult question when it is evaluated objectively and outside of partisan propaganda, political correctness police action, and other emotion-charged responses.

    I have long thought it extremely unfair that those who pay no federal taxes would have ability to vote for people who pledge to raise taxes on everybody else.

    I have long thought it extremely unfair that those who are little or not at all affected by increases in property taxes have ability to vote on initiatives that will raise those taxes for property owners.

    And I have long thought it extremely unfair that those who are supported by the rest of us have ability to vote for those who pledge to keep the gravy train going for those who are supported and thereby increase the burden on those of us who are footing that bill.

    It is the righteous sense that those who pay the bills should be the ones to vote on how much of those bills they are willing to pay.

    And that righteous sense is made very difficult weighed against the concept of one citizen, one vote.
    Amazing that it is even asked. How should economic standing and accepting the help offered justify the removal of a democratic right, THE core democratic right.

    In this country a natural born Canadian cannot lose his or her right to vote for any reason, ever. Prisoners vote.

    And I hold that sacrosanct
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Should they be allowed to vote while on welfare?
    I'm gonna bet that - running for office while on welfare - would be a controversial issue. But it's an easy bet that the folks who believe themselves to be exempt from the possibility of ever being on welfare will chime in with a resounding "NO!"

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

    This question is brought up largely because many conservatives believe people on welfare would just "vote themselves more welfare" and I don't believe that to be true.

    In some cases yes... But most people want purpose in their life and a good job can provide that and so if you're sitting on welfare and can't find a job, who do you pick?

    The people who will preserve the welfare system and claim they can also provide jobs.

    Or the people who call you a lazy leeching bum and promise to tear down your only source of income whilst seemingly giving larger and larger tax breaks to the rich?

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

    Absolutely. Those oppressed by the system should have equal say in correcting it, not less.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    These kinds of polls are so stupid. Welfare is a small federal outlay in the scheme of things. So why just single them out. Why not include everyone on Social Security and Medicare considering that those are huge federal outlays and most people on those invariably get more in benefits than they paid in payroll taxes for them. So why not just exclude everyone over 65 from voting as well if you don't want people on the dole voting?
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Of course they should. Those that are struggling economically should have every bit the voice in the direction of the country as anyone else. This topic is resurrected every couple months and is ultimately nothing more than an attempt to limit the electoral clout of the young, poor and others that are viewed as lessers.

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