posted on Dec, 10 2012 @ 06:52 PM
Despite the detailed difficulties it would throw up on exactly WHO out of the thousands claiming benefits to give it to, I believe that you
should earn your vote by being a working person, or having past work experience and be looking for work. It would involve a very large amount
of detail as to who to give the rights to and not, example, retired OAP's who had worked all their life - YES, others who have lived on benefits all
their lives - NO. Therefore all of the dole-spongers who make their life out of living on the benefits system without any hint of an interest at
working, will not be able to vote in governments that try and sway these peoples votes.
Of course this would not include those on benefits such as people unable to work through injury, disability etc, or those who have had work, or
younger people who are actively interested in work, but rather eliminating those that are not interested in working at all in life and would rather
take our taxes to pay for their binge drinking, partying, drug filled lives.
Whilst I believe a lot of these people are born into that lifestyle, and do not know any better, I still think it is a shame for them, they are lost
souls almost - people without ambition.
I write this from experience, I myself spent 6 months on Job Seekers benefits, honestly looking for a job related to my degree, I lived in a council
flat block (but in a rented flat amongst the council ones, bought years ago by the owner) and saw first hand some of the people that I explain above,
that should have their 'right' to vote eliminated unless they come away from living off the benefit system. The people I mention, that I lived
around for a year, had no ambitions, they lived bi-weekly looking forward to their 'wage' as they called it, from the government. Life would involve
booze, gambling, loud music till the early hours and consistently throughout the day, punch ups, and the whole family would be involved in swindling
the benefit system somehow, and this isn't just one set of people in one flat near me, it was a whole postcode of the city, and much more.
Of course, as I am not planning on writing an essay here, there are what appears to be a lot of sweeping generalisations for short-handedness of
course, I don't want to go into heavy detail, but more relay an idea.
Not all of them were bad people, but rather, they had no hope from the start, sadly for them. Born into the poverty gap at the bottom of the social
class ladder, and left there to continue that lifestyle, of course some break out of it, others make a life from it.
It will probably come across as a rather harsh idea, but I believe it would be a better voting system if you EARN your right to vote. Why should the
opinion of someone who who doesn't work and put anything into this society have an equal voting right as someone who does? Especially when the
workers are paying for their 'way of life' - their 'wage' every two weeks.
And before anyone asks, I do not read the Daily Mail!