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Originally posted by imawlinn
Well That wouldn't work out too well for obama, that's half his voter base.
Originally posted by DarthOej
The argument of stripping people of their right to vote because of a conflict of interest is asinine. By that logic anyone affiliated with local, state, or the federal government shouldn't be allowed to vote. Military, civil service, whatever. Hell, by that logic no citizen should have the right to vote because we all have something to gain by getting the right person elected.
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.
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Originally posted by luccadeo
I do not have a problem with these stipulations. It may force these lazy POSs into actually getting a job. I would say put them to work for the state to earn their money. There are plenty of roads and other infrastructure to get fixed and trash on the roads that needs to be picked up. While we are at it they should be drug tested as well.
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.
Originally posted by jrod
To those who want to drug test all Food Stamp recipients: If this were to happen the crime rate would increase, grocery stores would have a bigger shop lifting problem, crime most certainly would go up.
I do believe one of the problems in this country over the last 50 years or so is the uninformed voter voting in the candidate with the best commercials, or the better looking candidate, or whoever their news source pushes on them. This is why he have so many buffoons as elected officials. I wish there was a way to control who votes in an ethical way.
Take away voting rights from those collect government assistance is one of jump starting the revolution.
Originally posted by 00001
Losing your right to vote because you get food stamps is just a slap in the face because the votes really don't count. How about if you get food stamps you should have to contribute by doing a community service.