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Originally posted by andersensrm
reply to post by CorteZZ
I agree to a point. There is a line, and it does exist. When America crosses that line, the people will rebel, plain and simple.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
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.
Originally posted by DerekJR321
I'm on food stamps right now. I went from making over $85k a year in early 2000s to now being unemployed for over a year. Am I proud of the fact? No. But I do have a 10 year old son to take care of. And if it wasn't for the food stamps, he would probably go hungry.
In NY, you aren't allowed to buy alcohol or tobacco with the food stamps. Just food. And believe me it helps so much. No, I'm not "lower than low". No, I'm not a piece of crap grubbing off of the hard work of others. I have worked since I was 16 years old (im 34 now). I certainly didn't expect to be in this position in life. And I'm not proud of it. But I'm glad its there to help people who are in need.
People with this attitude that all food stamp recipients are "scum" just pisses me off.
Originally posted by dmartini24
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.
Originally posted by MidKnight
PS on a side note if it wasn't for foodstamps at my lowest point in life, I know this. I know I would have done a lot more vial things that I would of had to atone for.
Originally posted by navy_vet_stg3
No, but you should be drug tested, and if you pop positive, your welfare ends.
Originally posted by Kody27
Originally posted by ideasarebulletproof
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.
edit on 2/29/12 by ideasarebulletproof because: (no reason given)edit on 2/29/12 by ideasarebulletproof because: (no reason given)
That's genius. I agree with this whole heartedly. Not only should people on welfare and food stamps NOT be aloud to vote, but they should be drug tested if they're receiving my phuking money for free just to support their habit.
Secondly, drug testing for tobacco is the BEST THING I'VE EVER HEARD OF! Finally some common sense in this world, they'll drug test you for weed - a substance that has been responsible for ZERO deaths in the past 4 billion years, yet tobacco kills hundreds of thousands of people a year and it's advertised like candy to babies, i could say the same about alcohol except it's actually worse.
And last, not only should you be smart enough to have a job and take care of yourself and have somewhat of a highschool education at least to vote, I think voters should have to pass an IQ test of 120 at least before being allowed to vote for the leader of the free world.
How does any of that not make sense?
Originally posted by DCPatriot
reply to post by ideasarebulletproof
Only property owners should be eligible to vote. Period.
To have people who receive entitlement checks from the government is ridiculous.
That's why Obama has gone to the mattresses with his Class War...because he created more welfare recipients who will naturally vote for the party that promises all the 'free' stuff.
....which is NEVER 'free'. It comes at the expense of another taxpayer.