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December 19, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Why stop with people on welfare?

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Wow, regarding the letter “Welfare recipients shouldn’t vote,” I think the writer is on to something. People on welfare should not have the right to vote because they will only vote for the candidate who will provide them with more welfare.

It can be taken even further by including people on Social Security, active military and veterans, because, you know, they’ll only want more freebies. And how about politicians who accept matching funds, union members, public servants, all government workers and employees of corporations that receive tax breaks?

I think we can even go further: people who use the Postal Service, drive on government-maintained roads, fly, drink municipal water or use a municipal sewage treatment plant. I think we could carry this to the point that we could do away with the Electoral College so that one totally independent, built-it-all-themselves person from each state would vote to decide all national elections. Problem solved.

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  1. A society is measured by the assistance it provides to those who are needy: Widows, orphans, long term ill, aged, disabled and so on. Sadly, in an effort to do so, the USA has become a welfare state with generations of Americans stuck on the government dole. They feel a sense of entitlement. Even more sadly, some politicians make a career of elected office by pandering to them.

    CarmineD

  2. Future is right. A 2009 law specifically passed to assist military members overseas voting by absentee ballots is failing to do so. Voter assistance outreach programs for the military, specifically to improve very low military turnout in 2008, are the law. But the law is failing thanks in large part to the Obama administration. The likely outcome at this late time, with early voting already taking place in some states, will be to depress this election year's military voting. This benefits Obama and democrats since most military and their famililies, by most all polls, vote republican.

    CarmineD

  3. Social Security is not a FREEBIE!!! Other than that I agree that restricting voting is bad.

  4. Author, you are wasting ink. Too much time on your hands?

  5. One of the few groups of people that would remain qualified to vote would be the ice cream truck drivers. Very soon, they would be driving RVs with walk-in, air conditioned fudge & popsicle show rooms that included video games and sandwich kiosks for the ride around the block 'of your life'. This might just work out for the better and be a lot less expensive than chasing the Chinese Navy around the South China Sea. Great idea.

  6. Google this law, then read and repost [if you want]. Future is exactly right.

    2009 Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE)

    There are alot of laws, state and Federal. MOVE is a Federal law not a state.

    CarmineD

  7. Make it easy for you:

    "The Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (or MOVE Act) is Subtitle H of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (H.R. 2647, Pub.L. 111-84, 123 Stat. 2190.) and was signed into law in the United States signed by President Barack Obama on October 28, 2009."

    I can fully understand why you are so confused. The law got little to no coverage by mainstream media once passed [you never heard it and the consequences in the current election]. A sin that cries out to heaven.

    CarmineD

  8. I know what I was posting about, thank you, and it was the same as Future.

    CarmineD