Should welfare recipients be able to vote?

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Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote or is it a conflict of interest?

Poll closed Oct 2, 2011.
  1. It's a conflict of interest, they should not vote until they are contributing again

    11 vote(s)
    23.4%
  2. Everyone should be able to vote regardless of if they take or receive from government

    36 vote(s)
    76.6%
  1. kaz
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    It's a clear conflict of interest. They are not stakeholders when they are taking and not giving, and their voting reflects it. They should not be able to vote. Two clarifications:

    1) I am talking about all forms of welfare, including social security and medicare. You are living on someone else's money, it's welfare.

    2) I am only not allowing them to vote for one year after they take a welfare check. Once they become a full citizen who is a stakeholder in our country again, they get to vote again.
     
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    Some people don't abuse the system to the point that removing their civil liberties is justified.
     
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    In hard economical times a lot of former hard working tax payers have had to seek help why should they be hindered from voting for what obama caused in a failed economy?
     
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    They are infringing on the civil liberties of others through people they are voting for who use the power of guns to do it. Why should they be able to continue to vote for that forced redistribution and infringement on other's right to property WHILE they are doing it?
     
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    If you go out to dinner with a group of people who are paying your share, would you demand an equal say in where you go to eat?
     
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    You do know that you pay into SS and Medicare, right?
     
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    Every vote is a conflict of interest. Are you also advocating that the wealthy who benefit from corporate subsides should be denied the vote?

    EVERY American deserves the right to vote for the candidate who will best represent them
     
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    I am not for penalizing someone for losing a job and not being able to provide for themself. Hard economical times people need help.
     
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    QUOTE=Grampa Murked U;3820890]Some people don't abuse the system to the point that removing their civil liberties is justified.[/QUOTE]

    The original intent for this country was that only those contributing (land owners) were allowed to vote. They put more than words into the country. If someone is choosing to sign up for slavery, they are forfeiting their "civil liberties".
     
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    You're walking down the street. A mugger grabs your wallet with $100 dollars in it. Before they run off they grab a $20 out of your wallet and give it back to you and run off with the rest. Now, were you robbed?
     

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