Don’t work/don’t vote

USFederalTotalTaxShareByIncomeLevel.1979-2007

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If you don’t work, you can’t vote. That’s a position I just saw voiced on a right-wing blog. The writer maintained that it is a conflict of interest to allow recipients of government checks to vote. If you start with the jobless who may receive unemployment checks and/or welfare checks, then where do you stop? Obviously from the gist of her comments, she was talking about those who do not pay Federal income taxes. However, you could easily include Wall Street banks too big to fail and you could include several large corporations that have paid no income taxes in recent years. And then there are the agricultural firms that receive government money for price supports of their produce. If we eliminated the vote for anyone receiving government money, then only a few billionaires and their lackeys could vote. In that case, why not just eliminate elections? They are just a waste of time and money now anyway.

2 thoughts on “Don’t work/don’t vote

  1. You’d have to exclude every American. Without the federal government there’d be no roads, electricity, gas, digital communication, airports, I could go on, but I think you get the point.
    Besides, didn’t Mitt joke to an audience not long ago that he too was unemployed?

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