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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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sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:42 PM
People who pay zero are broke and can't afford to feed themselves

And they do pay payroll taxes


Quoting Aivlys_:

Considerering the people he speaks of pay zero tax.. they should have to pay something... He said taxes should be raised for everyone and I agree.. I have no problem with paying more taxes. I already pay the highest rate there is now. I have a problem with some of those who pay ZERO.




Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The dems aren't saying the middle class shouldn't pay taxes





There are different tax rates for every income






Quoting Aivlys_:

Everyone should pay Taxes. Taxes should be raised for everyone!








Quoting Aivlys_:

Wow.. I agree on some points.


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queenanne
by Silver Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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 I wish someone would put him out of OUR misery.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:44 PM
Can you believe they thinks rights are afforde by your financial situation?

Whatever happened to our Constitution? Lol

Guess it didt apply to the poor


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.


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krysstizzle
by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:45 PM

And this movement is worried about that across the board, are they? They're just as concerned about the revolving doors between the federal government and large corporations that get federal money, right?

Or are they more concerned about demonizing poor people?
(and I'm assuming you're using "your welfare" in a general, sense, correct?) 


*edit for typo

Quoting Claire-Huxtable:

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.




sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:46 PM
Fox News has given him a platform



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."

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Billiejeens
by Gold Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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So they just ride for free............................................

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

People who pay zero are broke and can't afford to feed themselves

And they do pay payroll taxes


Quoting Aivlys_:

Considerering the people he speaks of pay zero tax.. they should have to pay something... He said taxes should be raised for everyone and I agree.. I have no problem with paying more taxes. I already pay the highest rate there is now. I have a problem with some of those who pay ZERO.




Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The dems aren't saying the middle class shouldn't pay taxes





There are different tax rates for every income






Quoting Aivlys_:

Everyone should pay Taxes. Taxes should be raised for everyone!








Quoting Aivlys_:

Wow.. I agree on some points.


riding along free...................................................................

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krysstizzle
by on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:46 PM

smh

I can't believe people actually think like this...

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Can you believe they thinks rights are afforde by your financial situation?

Whatever happened to our Constitution? Lol

Guess it didt apply to the poor


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 5:47 PM


Quoting queenanne:

 I wish someone would put him out of OUR misery.


Why?

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:47 PM
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They pay payroll taxes

Live in more dangerous neighborhoods

Have no healthcare

Horrible schools

And a lower life expectancy

Yea...riding free


Quoting Billiejeens:

So they just ride for free............................................


Quoting sweet-a-kins:

People who pay zero are broke and can't afford to feed themselves

And they do pay payroll taxes



Quoting Aivlys_:

Considerering the people he speaks of pay zero tax.. they should have to pay something... He said taxes should be raised for everyone and I agree.. I have no problem with paying more taxes. I already pay the highest rate there is now. I have a problem with some of those who pay ZERO.





Quoting sweet-a-kins:

The dems aren't saying the middle class shouldn't pay taxes





There are different tax rates for every income







Quoting Aivlys_:

Everyone should pay Taxes. Taxes should be raised for everyone!









Quoting Aivlys_:

Wow.. I agree on some points.



riding along free...................................................................


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AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Dec. 4, 2012 at 5:48 PM
Lol. Wow. Sharp as a sack of wet mice, as foghorn leghorn would say.

Quoting Billiejeens:

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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