Nugent: Welfare Recipients Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Vote

Wednesday, 05 Dec 2012 12:12 PM

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Flamboyant, conservative rock-and-roll musician Ted Nugent argues that those receiving welfare shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

“Let’s stop the insanity by suspending the right to vote of any American who is on welfare,” he writes in The Washington Times.

“Once they get off welfare and are self-sustaining, they get their right to vote restored. No American on welfare should have the right to vote for tax increases on those Americans who are working and paying taxes to support them. That’s insane.”

Nugent also says Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid must be slashed. “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,” he writes. “Until the slaughter is over, everything else is just taxation window dressing.”

The Motor City Madman also favors increasing taxes on everyone, “including the nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay zero federal income taxes,” he says. “Those Americans need to have some skin in the game, too. I recommend at least a 5 percent federal income tax bracket for them.”

In addition, every federal agency should be ordered to cut its budget by 15 percent, Nugent says. And their budgets should be returned to 2005 level before the end of next year.


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