Nobody on welfare should be allowed to vote

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    "When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic" - Benjamin Franklin
     
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    Nobody who doesn't own property should be able to vote.
     
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    gotta love those 'pro-america parts of the country'.

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    Perhaps Franklin had Lobbyists in mind?
     
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    Even though the system is abused, I disagree. It was the politicians who put the system in place to begin with. Besides, look at how many voters keep assholes in office because of all the pork they bring to their district.
     
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    That's a little rough, don't you think? The right to vote is one of our most important. Not all people on welfare are deadbeats ... I know, they're in the 5% group. Some of these people are grandparents who are now raising their grandchildren because the parents are doped up, in prison, dead or whatever. Some people are severely disabled and will never be able to contribute to society. Some are people who are genuinely poor, but still good citizens to the best of their ability - in other words, they do what they can to comfort or aid the people of their community. Good example: the WV miners who were recently killed - their families may have to temporarily take some welfare aid. Right now, there are God only knows how many people who are without jobs and have been thrust into a position they would never have dreamed they would be in.

    Also, just because someone doesn't own property does not mean they should be denied the right to vote. It could be they live in a city where apartments are a necessity - or it could be they just don't want to own property because they either can't afford it or don't have the time to keep it up.
     
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    Which is why people who own nothing shouldn't be voting....They don't really have to foot the bill for anything.
     
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    That will never happen.

    The 47% who pay for nothing will no doubt vote for whoever wants to continue their free ride.

    Wonder how long the country can afford em???
     
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    i'd bet 10 bucks that at least 50% of the people collecting welfare, don't even vote!
     
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    I'd agree, except in the case of Obama.
     
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