Should Welfare be a Disqualification for Voting?

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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
 

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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
Yes.
No.
No
Not necessarily.

The necessary ingredient for the Republic to function is restricting the franchise only to those with a stake in it. Otherwise the have-nots, being more numerous, will continue to vote themselves more and more benefits until they bankrupt the state. Whcih we see happening now.
 

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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
No, but I wouldn't mind seeing Republicans banned from voting.
 

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Why? You want to go back to property qualifications?

2/3 2/3 3/4 You have a remedy.
 

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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
Only in a welfare state. :rolleyes:
 
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Why? You want to go back to property qualifications?

2/3 2/3 3/4 You have a remedy.
James Madison certainly spoke eloquently and convincingly of why property qualifications were advisable. However, I think taxes should be enough. If you pay more in taxes than you receive then you should be able to vote. If taxation without representation is wrong so is representation without taxation.
 

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Why? You want to go back to property qualifications?

2/3 2/3 3/4 You have a remedy.
James Madison certainly spoke eloquently and convincingly of why property qualifications were advisable. However, I think taxes should be enough. If you pay more in taxes than you receive then you should be able to vote. If taxation without representation is wrong so is representation without taxation.
Everyone has an opinion. Thank you for sharing yours.
 

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Why? You want to go back to property qualifications?

2/3 2/3 3/4 You have a remedy.
James Madison certainly spoke eloquently and convincingly of why property qualifications were advisable. However, I think taxes should be enough. If you pay more in taxes than you receive then you should be able to vote. If taxation without representation is wrong so is representation without taxation.
Extremely few people in the country pay no taxes. A good portion of them retired people who vote more republican.
 

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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
As to welfare, look up how many active duty military are on food stamps.

As to the other two, at this point the US is so riddled through with corruption I don't especially care. US decline is a ticking time bomb. Whether tomorrow or 10 years from now it doesn't much matter, it's unavoidable. We'll collapse just as every other world power has.
 
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Why? You want to go back to property qualifications?

2/3 2/3 3/4 You have a remedy.
James Madison certainly spoke eloquently and convincingly of why property qualifications were advisable. However, I think taxes should be enough. If you pay more in taxes than you receive then you should be able to vote. If taxation without representation is wrong so is representation without taxation.
Extremely few people in the country pay no taxes. A good portion of them retired people who vote more republican.
If you get more back in tax rebates and welfare than you pay in via income tax you should not be allowed to vote. There is no way in hell that a welfare recipient pays more in taxes than he gets in TANF, food stamps, electrical assistance, section 8 housing, Medicaid, free transportation, and tax rebates. No way in hell! He is a net drain and for him to vote is a conflict of interest.
 

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James Madison certainly spoke eloquently and convincingly of why property qualifications were advisable. However, I think taxes should be enough. If you pay more in taxes than you receive then you should be able to vote. If taxation without representation is wrong so is representation without taxation.
Extremely few people in the country pay no taxes. A good portion of them retired people who vote more republican.
If you get more back in tax rebates and welfare than you pay in via income tax you should not be allowed to vote. There is no way in hell that a welfare recipient pays more in taxes than he gets in TANF, food stamps, electrical assistance, section 8 housing, Medicaid, free transportation, and tax rebates. No way in hell! He is a net drain and for him to vote is a conflict of interest.
Tough, friend.
 
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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
As to welfare, look up how many active duty military are on food stamps.

As to the other two, at this point the US is so riddled through with corruption I don't especially care. US decline is a ticking time bomb. Whether tomorrow or 10 years from now it doesn't much matter, it's unavoidable. We'll collapse just as every other world power has.
I think those who serve in the military demonstrate that they have skin in the game. Military service is just that, a service. They should be rewarded as such.
 

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James Madison certainly spoke eloquently and convincingly of why property qualifications were advisable. However, I think taxes should be enough. If you pay more in taxes than you receive then you should be able to vote. If taxation without representation is wrong so is representation without taxation.
Extremely few people in the country pay no taxes. A good portion of them retired people who vote more republican.
If you get more back in tax rebates and welfare than you pay in via income tax you should not be allowed to vote. There is no way in hell that a welfare recipient pays more in taxes than he gets in TANF, food stamps, electrical assistance, section 8 housing, Medicaid, free transportation, and tax rebates. No way in hell! He is a net drain and for him to vote is a conflict of interest.
Ignorant nonsense.

To do so would be a clear 14th Amendment violation.
 

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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
No, but I wouldn't mind seeing Republicans banned from voting.
Kinda like opposing the liberal view and the rights of free speech...
 

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Should welfare be a disqualification for voting?

Should corporations that receive government contracts, tax breaks, subsidies, bailouts, and favorable loans be barred from donating to political action committees?

Should public employee unions be allowed to donate to political action committees?

Do all of these amount to a conflict of interest with the American taxpayer?
Good questions, Publius.

1. Not if welfare was taxable. ALL INCOME should be taxable, even if it comes from the government and it was unearned. The lowest income rate should be 10%. All tax payers should be able to vote.

2. Yes, when there is an advantage to be gained by a particular party in the majority, those corporations should not be donating to PAC's.

3. Public Employee unions should be barred from donating from PAC's. The members have not given their permission for their dues to be used in such a manner.
 

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