If You're On Food Stamps, You Should Lose Voting Privileges?

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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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dailycaller.com...

Just read this ridiculous article.
So according to this guy, people on food stamps should:
1. Lose voting privileges so "they couldn’t vote for greater benefits or easier terms (most of them don’t vote, but now they couldn’t)."

2. Be forced to shop at "Government Stores" so they feel the humiliation of being "wards of the state".
Oh and the "Government food products" would be easily recognizable, to further humiliation for people on food stamps.

3. Be subject to monthly tobacco and drug screening, and if found with tobacco or drugs in their system, be dropped from the program.

I really hope this is a joke, but I'm guessing it isn't. The sad thing is, a lot of people on this site will probably agree with this reprehensible person.



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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:30 PM
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Doesn't matter much anyway. The elections are rigged.


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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:30 PM
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Just add if you have a government job or have a government contract you should not have voting privilages due to the fact it will make you vote in order to gain more contracts or higher pay.
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:30 PM
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Well That wouldn't work out too well for obama, that's half his voter base.


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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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That would be the end of the Democratic party.......


Des



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:31 PM
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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So it's ok to take their voting rights away, but we should give them back to convicted felons.

Well, that makes perfect sense.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by Viking9019
Well they are the lowest of the low in society so i wouldn't care if they did lose their privileges.

If they had their privileges taken away years ago then Obama would of never of got into power since most of his supporters were ghetto trash.


No he would've gotten into power anyway much like Romney will take the GOP nomination.

You ever seen a Romney sticker? I haven't.


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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by Viking9019
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This is wildly inappropriate.

Lowest of low in society? Seriously guy, you need to adjust your priorities, you are clearly not speaking your own mind here. The lowest of the low, are the people who cause mass destruction, suffering and/or profit off it at the same time. That's low. Receiving assistance because you are broke.... well... I would say it doesn't compare well.

Second, ghetto trash? I can't stand Obama, much like I can't stand most politicians or presidential candidates, but most of his "supporters" are not "ghetto trash". The elections are usually rigged, and if not rigged, they are paid for via media saturation. The majority of his voters were just regular people who did nothing else but get drowned in media propaganda.
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:39 PM
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I think any idiot that thinks a citizen should lose his privileges for any reason whatsoever should lose his voting privilege!

Oh wait...


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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:40 PM
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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Yeah, that nonsense will never fly and for a very good reason. How many people do you think in this country work at minimum wage jobs? A very large number, I assume popped into your head. Now consider this; someone working 40 hours a week at minimum wage can qualify for food stamps, or SNAP as it is now called. People that suggest these sorts of things are the same ones that want to take away all rights(at least those that won't affect them, aka I don't get SNAP so i'll be able to vote), like the legislature trying to remove fourth amendment rights, if you are a card holding medical marijuana patient. People that try to pass or promote such legislature do not belong anywhere near politics and law making, they are an extremist that needs to be on a agency watch list.
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:41 PM
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Wow. You sound like such a nice person.
So now it's OK to take away peoples voting rights because they don't make as much money as you, or you don't agree with them politically?
It may not be nice to say, but I hope you one day find yourself in the same position as the people on food stamps. Then maybe you will see things from another persons perspective, and be a little more human.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:46 PM
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Originally posted by imawlinn
Well That wouldn't work out too well for obama, that's half his voter base.


Wouldn't be good for the GOP voting NASCAR trailer trash either. Or the Tea Party
with throngs of Ancient Patriots who get Government checks every month which help
pay for their government healthcare co payments.


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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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Originally posted by mastahunta

Originally posted by imawlinn
Well That wouldn't work out too well for obama, that's half his voter base.


Wouldn't be good for the GOP voting NASCAR trailer trash either. Or the Tea Party
with throngs of Ancient Patriots who get Government checks every month which help
pay for their government healthcare co payments.


Those *ancient patriots*, as you call them. Are for the most part over the age of 65. One hell of a long time they spent paying into a now failing system, don't you think. It's called Social Security...and no, they didn't have a choice of paying into it. I'm 4 years away from 65, still paying into the system. I wonder if all my years of investment for my retirement will still be there for me.
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posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:50 PM
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I will have to agree. It doesnt matter either way.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
dailycaller.com...

Just read this ridiculous article.
So according to this guy, people on food stamps should:
1. Lose voting privileges so "they couldn’t vote for greater benefits or easier terms (most of them don’t vote, but now they couldn’t)."

2. Be forced to shop at "Government Stores" so they feel the humiliation of being "wards of the state".
Oh and the "Government food products" would be easily recognizable, to further humiliation for people on food stamps.

3. Be subject to monthly tobacco and drug screening, and if found with tobacco or drugs in their system, be dropped from the program.

I really hope this is a joke, but I'm guessing it isn't. The sad thing is, a lot of people on this site will probably agree with this reprehensible person.


To be honest... this is a lot disturbing. This is nanny state gone wild. This is tyranny with a velvet glove holding a can of pork and beans.

S&F... hope this gets the attention it deserves.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:51 PM
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The only thing I DO agree with 100% is the Drug Screening. I lived in a pretty bad area in a city in PA & I know these people are using drugs & still getting Foods stamps & SSI . Drug screening should be the FIRST part of applying for state assistance PERIOD. Because there is NO excuse for my tax money to be going to people who use the assistance for drugs.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone

Originally posted by mastahunta

Originally posted by imawlinn
Well That wouldn't work out too well for obama, that's half his voter base.


Wouldn't be good for the GOP voting NASCAR trailer trash either. Or the Tea Party
with throngs of Ancient Patriots who get Government checks every month which help
pay for their government healthcare co payments.


Those *ancient patriots*, as you call them. Are for the most part over the age of 65. One hell of a long time they spent paying into a now failing system, don't you think. It's called Social Security...and no, they didn't have a choice of paying into it.


Exactly, benefiting from a system they claim to want to gut.



posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 01:55 PM
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Originally posted by JBA2848
Just add if you have a government job or have a government contract you should not have voting privilages due to the fact it will make you vote in order to gain more contracts or higher pay.
edit on 29-2-2012 by JBA2848 because: (no reason given)

And whoever can still vote need to pass a test on current issues.

The founders wanted people to vote... but they wanted an informed population, which most voters definitely aren't.





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