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Ted Nugent - slaughter social security, Medicare and Medicaid. Welfare recipients lose their right to vote

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Ted Nugent: 'Slaughter' Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Revoke Voting Rights For Welfare Recipients
Nick Wing | 1 hours ago

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Rocker Ted Nugent apparently still has the keys to an op-ed column over at the Washington Times, which has given him a forum to opine on how to deal with the deficit as lawmakers work to reach an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff.
According to Nugent, the debt and spending problem is so dire that the only way to even begin to address it is to simply engage in the ritual "slaughter" of entitlement programs altogether.
"The three sacred entitlement cows in the room that no politician wants to poke are Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid," Nugent wrote. "A blinding statement of the obvious is that we are never going to get our financial house in order until these sacred entitlement cows are not only poked, but slaughtered."
Nugent argued that instead of raising tax rates on the wealthiest Americans, as many Democrats including President Barack Obama have supported, Congress should hike taxes on everybody -- particularly the poorest 50 percent of Americans, whom Nugent accuses of mooching an "insane free ride."
The next step, wrote Nugent, was to suspend "the right to vote of any American who is on welfare."
"Once they get off welfare and are self-sustaining, they get their right to vote restored," he added.
Nugent ended with an offhand plea to "eliminate voter fraud" by implementing a national voter ID law.
Click over to Nugent's column for that and more extreme recommendations. If you already feel like your head is about to explode, click here for some better ideas on how Washington can responsibly address the deficit.

by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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DixieL
by Dixie on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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What he thinks is crazy. I never wish bad on anyone, so I won't wish that he would go broke and need help. Actually I do, and he can see how it feels to need help and how so many people put you down or bash you for it. It would be great if he could find out how if feels to be put down, just because you need help for awhile.
shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:35 PM
13 moms liked this
Wow! This is amazing stuff!

1) RAISE taxes on the poorest 50%. Well, I see his cruelty is not just reserved for deer, but beyond the emotional aspect, how does this help the economy? I suppose I could be missing the obvious - you can't have poverty if you exterminate the poverty-stricken. I should have seen that - my bad.

2) Eliminate voting rights. Sure why not? That constitution is just a big ball and chain anyway. And practical too - what a sure-fire campaign strategy for any aspiring Fuhrer.

3) Eliminate Social Security. Also known as legalizing euthanasia. Well, involuntary euthanasia. Voluntary is still a problem, despite the demand there would be under Fieldmarschal Von Nugent.

Seriously, if this isn't Nazism revisited, what is?
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Megan_L34
by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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I'm picturing some editor somewhere telling a reporter: "Remember that Cat Scratch Fever guy? The one that pooped his pants on purpose to get out of Vietnam? Let's see what HE has to say about domestic policy."

Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:39 PM
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So you are with us!

Excellent!

Quoting shannonnigans:

Wow! This is amazing stuff!

1) RAISE taxes on the poorest 50%. Well, I see his cruelty is not just reserved for deer, but beyond the emotional aspect, how does this help the economy? I suppose I could be missing the obvious - you can't have poverty if you exterminate the poverty-stricken. I should have seen that - my bad.

2) Eliminate voting rights. Sure why not? That constitution is just a big ball and chain anyway. And practical too - what a sure-fire campaign strategy for any aspiring Fuhrer.

3) Eliminate Social Security. Also known as legalizing euthanasia. Well, involuntary euthanasia. Voluntary is still a problem, despite the demand there would be under Fieldmarschal Von Nugent.

Seriously, if this isn't Nazism revisited, what is?


krysstizzle
by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM
5 moms liked this

So no rights for the poor? Lovely.

Does the same go for corporate welfare and subsidies to giant agribusiness? Do those people lose their voting rights as well?

Quoting Paperfishies:

*shrug*. I would be ok with suspending the right to vote for welfare recipients and once they become self sustaining they can vote.


Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM
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Quoting Megan_L34:

I'm picturing some editor somewhere telling a reporter: "Remember that Cat Scratch Fever guy? The one that pooped his pants on purpose to get out of Vietnam? Let's see what HE has to say about domestic policy."

Idiotic Post

Claire-Huxtable
by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM

The problem with Medicare is most pay very little of what Medicare can spend on them once they retire.   Something like 75% of health care costs are given in the last couple of years of your life once you are above 70.

I am not saying people need to die, but Medicare as we know it is not sustainable.

Quoting Tea4Tas:

How is Medicare entitlement? You pay for it in advance-sne then the generation behind you pays as well....


sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM
Quoting kattu:




Click my siggy and go to the politics table the video is there

Claire-Huxtable
by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

There is a growing movement (although still small) of people who think you shouldn't be able to vote for people who can legislate your welfare.

Quoting krysstizzle:

So no rights for the poor? Lovely.

Does the same go for corporate welfare and subsidies to giant agribusiness? Do those people lose their voting rights as well?

Quoting Paperfishies:

*shrug*. I would be ok with suspending the right to vote for welfare recipients and once they become self sustaining they can vote.



Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM

I wouldn't worry about that, The affordable care act has end of life panels that address that.

Quoting Claire-Huxtable:

The problem with Medicare is most pay very little of what Medicare can spend on them once they retire.   Something like 75% of health care costs are given in the last couple of years of your life once you are above 70.

I am not saying people need to die, but Medicare as we know it is not sustainable.

Quoting Tea4Tas:

How is Medicare entitlement? You pay for it in advance-sne then the generation behind you pays as well....

 


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