The always clear concise Dr. Zero (PhD) has a new post up at Hot Air in which he asks a simple question… why are those dirty poor people allowed to vote?:
A correspondent recently raised the question of reforming the American electoral system so that only those who pay income tax are allowed to vote. It’s a provocative notion, even though it Ain’t Gonna Happen… at least, not on this side of a systemic breakdown that puts everything on the table.
It COULD happen, but first we need to ship all those scruffy, unkempt poor people off to concentration, I mean… “happy” camps, where they wouldn’t be able to bother the rest of us moderately wealthy, industrious folk who DESERVE to cast ballots.
If taxation without representation was an outrage that sparked the Revolution, why is representation without taxation acceptable?
My thoughts exactly, it’s not like poor people pay any other taxes or anything. Dirty hippies.
Allowing net tax consumers to vote seems like an inherently dangerous practice, given their numbers – we’ve reached the point where 47% of American households pay no income tax – and their strong motivation to support politicians who promise endlessly increasing benefits. When politicians loaded with vast public funds to purchase votes meet up with a population eager to sell its votes for benefits, a grim marketplace will inevitably develop.
You see the problem here…. self preservation. Unlike us reasonably wealthy types who pay taxes, all those grungy poor people shouldn’t be allowed to vote based on their own self interest. They should vote based on OURS. That’s why I’ve decided we should install brainwashing mechanisms in all concentra—-grrr—happy camps, to ensure this sort of ridiculous self interested voting never happens again.
The high-rolling politician secures victory by defeating the productive, and creating a dependency class large enough to smother taxpayer revolts at the ballot box.
Because only the rich are productive. This is Econ 101 people.
It would also tend to cut down on voter fraud, since the IRS puts a great deal of effort into tracking people who owe taxes.
We ALL know about the voting fraud epidemic currently sweeping the country, aided by the George Soros funded ACORN, with the help of Ecuadorian pimps who prostitute children and harvest old peoples organs for drug money.
It’s not welfare, as conventionally understood, that is killing us.
No, but it is giving us mild cancer…. right? *crosses fingers*
The truth is that middle-class entitlements are the unsustainable tumor which fills the beds of Hospice America.
And with this recession, we have a shortage of beds… especially in Hospice America! Solution: let the tumor spread a bit first. Whats a few people compared to dump trucks full of cash.
Social Security, Medicare, and now ObamaCare will swell to consume the entire federal budget, along with much of the wealth produced by the entire planet, within the next two decades.
And then the three will converge to create a perfect storm that transforms into a black hole that swallows up the ENTIRE UNIVERSE. Seriously, it’s in the CBO projections.
ObamaCare isn’t a system of health-care vouchers for the poor, financed by a tax on the middle and upper classes. It’s a complete takeover of the insurance industry, designed to ensnare both the middle and lower classes, with the ultimate goal of directly controlling fifteen percent of our economy.
All insurance companies will be merged into the Government and forced to do EVERYTHING Lord Obama III tells them. Anyone who deviates….. off with their heads!
Our reverence for the Republic is only returned in full when our democratically elected representatives exercise limited powers, within the boundaries of laws they cannot break, or redefine to serve their ambitions.
Except when it comes to National Security of course. They can break a few laws there.
The illusion that we can control them with the threat of future elections should have died forever in the squalid back-alley birth of ObamaCare.
Yea, if it weren’t for those damn pro-lifers we could’ve aborted Obamacare….
Its birthing cries drowned out the objections of sixty percent majorities, and shattered the eardrums of business managers, from Caterpillar to AT&T.
And it raped my grandmother while I watched.
Representation without taxation is not our fatal problem.
Not a FATAL problem, but still a problem…. right? *crosses fingers*
People from every income group should accept the responsibility to vote wisely….
Of course, by “voting wisely” we mean “You should only REALLY vote Conservatively, anything else is totally stupid.”
……and insist on absolute fidelity to the Constitution – that mighty covenant between free men and the lawful republic they defied the guns of empire to raise.
Well, maybe not “absolute.” We wouldn’t to take away the Presidents ability to detain people indefinitely without charges within American jurisdiction or torture brown people with funny Arabic names, now would we?
Nuclear weapons expert and foreign policy guru Sarah Palin went on Hannity to lambast the Obama Administration for being a bunch of big fat, limp wristed prissy pants:
“No administration in America’s history would… ever have considered such a step,” Palin said. “That’s kind of like getting out there on the playground with a bunch of kids ready to fight, and one of the kids saying, ‘Go ahead and punch me in the face,’ and I’m not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want to me.’
These were my EXACT thoughts when I read about Obama’s decision. I mean, it’s not like we have other ways to retaliate or anything. No, we only have nukes. And now, we don’t even have those, because Obama sold them all to Iran so they could destroy Israel.
This amazing commentary no doubt left the Obama Administration scrambling. How, after all, can they possibly hope to regain credibility after such a scathing critique from one of the worlds most intellectual heavyweights?……
“The last I checked Sarah Palin’s not much of an expert on nuclear issues.”
Uh, hello Mr. President… she was commander in chief of the Alaskan National Guard for TWO YEARS. Jeez. That’s one year longer than you’ve been President of the entire Country. Get a clue.
As President Barack Hussein Osamabama rolls out the dates for Apology Tour 2.0, Liz Cheney has decided to speak out against the tyranny of having to say your sorry with a stunning bit of speechifying that’s likely drop the average IQ of America at least a few points (Hey, it’s a start right!?). You see, she’s angry… she’s angry at Obama for leaving nasty voice mail messages on Gordon Browns cell phone at 2 o’clock in the morning telling him how much he hates him and threatening to nuke Britain… she’s angry at Obama for sweet talking Osama Bin Laden on their date in Venice when he sold Osama State secrets for ten cents a pop… she’s angry at Obama for having that saucy one night stand with that crazy Mullah where Obama gave him our nuclear codes and told him to enslave white america…. she’s, well, you get the point.
When it comes to foreign policy, it looks increasingly like there are three pillars to the “Obama Doctrine” – (1)Apologize for America, (2)Abandon our allies, and (3)Appease our enemies.
Obama hasn’t killed enough brown people yet. Call me when he tactically nukes a random country in the Middle East. That’ll show those bastards.
In the era of Obama, American allies have their loyalty met with humiliation, arrogance and incompetence.
This is totally unprecedented. Never in the history of the US have our allies ever been treated with such disdain.It’s almost like he’s doing this whole “you’re either with us or against us” crap. God I hate that.
President Obama must not understand the most fundamental point about US-Israeli relations – the world is safer when there is no daylight between America and the state of Israel.
Why the hell is Obama acting like Israel and America are two separate countries?
Israel is not the only ally to have felt Obama’s wrath – last year the Obama Administration pulled the rug out from under leaders in Poland and the Czech Republic by abruptly canceling a missile defense system they had committed to host. We did so because the Russians complained.
And the rug was Persian, hand woven by the super secret Hidden Imam of the Nuclear Jewish Hating Islamic Jihad Republic of Iran, who Obama TOTALLY thinks is teh awesome. Coincidence? I think not. We have met the axis of evil, and he is Barack Hussein Obama.
Afghan President Karzai, whose support we need if we are going to succeed in Afghanistan, is being treated to an especially dangerous and juvenile display from this White House. They dress him down publicly almost daily and refuse to even say that he is an ally.
And then they rape him. Just sayin’.
There is a saying in the Arab world: “It is more dangerous to be America’s friend than to be her enemy.”
Totally. It’s way better to be Americas “friend with benefits” if you know what I mean. Sure you get screwed a few times, but goddamn does she leave a large tip.
And the president’s approach toward nuclear disarmament—unveiled this week– confirms the naiveté of his views of America’s enemies. Until this week, any enemy of our country that might be contemplating a chemical, biological or large-scale conventional attack knew they might face the worst in return: a nuclear response. We have now surrendered that powerful deterrent. The new strategy also prevents America from building any new nuclear weapons or using nuclear deterrence to defend our allies from massive conventional attack. Apparently the President believes that if we disarm and limit America’s options, Iran and North Korea will be inspired to follow suit.
And now what do we have? Oh sure, we still have the biggest and most technologically advanced military in the world, with bombs that can do the Daytona 500 in record speed before ramming themselves up the anus of an Arabian dictator and exploding as they reach the inner workings of his colon, but is that really enough? I submit, no. It is not. The ONLY way our enemies wont attack us is if they think we’ll nuke the entire region at a moments notice… or just when we’re really drunk and playing truth or dare.
And while the President works to limit America’s freedom of action, the Iranian mullahs are making daily, steady progress toward acquiring a nuclear weapon.
The Mullahs are building the nukes with their Islamic laser beam eyes, crafting the warheads out of burnt American flags and chopped up bits of immigrants. Soon they will have finished their first prototype of the Imaginary Jihad Nuke. We can’t let that happen.
He seemed far more concerned with the feelings of the mullahs than with the desire of the Iranian people to live in freedom.
Obama sent emails to the Mullahs telling them those turbans didn’t make their ass look fat too. I read that somewhere, for serial.
Ultimately, the only way diplomacy will succeed in halting Iran’s nuclear ambitions is if the mullahs understand, beyond a doubt, that America will take military action if they don’t comply peacefully.
Ultimately, the only way diplomacy will succeed is if we nuke their asses into submission first, THEN talk to them about all that diplomatic stuff. Peace is best achieved through total annihilation after all. God, am I the ONLY one who gets this?
President Obama, stop apologizing for this great nation and start defending her.
Obama is like an abusive husband, but even worse… he hasn’t even apologized for hitting us yet!