Ted Nugent's Budget Deal: Suspend Vote For Welfare Recipients
Ted Nugent called for the suspension of the right to vote for "any American who is on welfare" as part of his proposal to reduce federal budget deficits outlined in his latest Washington Times column.
The National Rifle Association board member also called for "slaughtering the three sacred entitlement cows" of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, and called for tax increases on "the nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay zero federal income taxes." Nugent wrote that these policies should be instituted "before taxes are raised on the producers, which will further choke the economy."
Nugent frequently attacks Americans who receive public assistance, whom he has termed "gluttonous, soulless pigs."
From Nugent's column:
The three sacred entitlement cows in the room that no politician wants to poke are Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. 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. Until the slaughter is over, everything else is just taxation window dressing.
In addition to slaughtering the three sacred entitlement cows that consume a vast majority of the federal budget (and I use the term budget generously), let's truly spread the pain around and raise taxes on everyone, including the nearly 50 percent of Americans who pay zero federal income taxes. Those Americans need to have some skin in the game, too. I recommend at least a 5 percent federal income tax bracket for them. The insane free ride needs to end. [...]
Let's also stop the insanity by suspending 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. 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. [...]
It shouldn't take a Motown guitar slayer to come up with these common-sense bargaining chips before taxes are raised on the producers, which will further choke the economy. How about it, GOP?
He's the example for people who struggle with their lives (without his fame or money). After all, he has three kids out of wedlock and he's a deadbeat dad.
How about just limiting them to one vote apiece?
The management of any corporation that gets government money and tax breaks should not be allowed to vote.
Managers of any company that pays so little that its employees qualify for food stamps and Medicaid should not be allowed to vote.
Management of any company with an offshore shell company should not be allowed to vote.
Good one R4 !
Bitch promised to move away.
Ted, Spain will give you permanent residency if you buy a $200,000 house. That's just four DUIs and a Hummer!
It's interesting that Nugent hasn't said a word about the Republican officials in places like Florida, Ohio and Arizona who have created barriers for people to exercise their right to vote. Limiting early voting, reducing hours to vote, vote ID laws. And now even Republican operatives in Florida and Ohio have said the goal was to suppress votes of Democrats. Speak up Ted Nugent or R4.
In a better country, he would be put in a rubber room already.
Here's a look at those oh so lavish welfare benefits available to Michigan residents.
I normally could care less what Mr. Nugent does or does not say because he’s just an outspoken right wing ideologue whom I do not agree with on almost anything. But his comments are relevant because I suspect many in the Republican party actually do feel this way. They believe that it’s perfectly acceptable for a billionaire to spend hundreds of millions to buy an election but a person on food stamps shouldn’t be able to vote. That’s the most unpatriotic, unAmerican idea that I can possibly think of … the idea that a person should lose their right to vote.
Typical FReeper logic:
[quote] .... True Americans failed to do their patriotic duty on Nov 6th 2012. Anything that has happened and will happen since that historic date should come as no surprise to all..... I am still at a loss to understand why so many people just turned their backs on, and let this country fall so easily. They denied their country help when she needed it most. Yes, Nov. 6th, 2012 is an historic day that will live in infamy.
I can't hear his ass. He's supposed to be DEAD or IN JAIL. Fucker to infinity.
Sorry, but I thought he was going to off himself after Obama's re-election. Still waiting...
I'm with R1 and R13.
I wish he'd get his way. The south has the highest percentage of people on welfare especially when you include SSI into the mix.
So someone who worked most of their life, who falls on hard times & may need to be on welfare to get back on their feet loses the right to vote during this period? Fuck him & the ilk !!
Hasn't it been recorded somewhere (sorry can't provide link) that red states receive more federal assistance from programs like welfare than blue states?
Aren't most of his fans white trailer trash on food stamps,,,argh! what a creep..
Here's a better one: put all draft dodgers in jail, as well as pedophiles. Ted better run for cover.
[quote]I wish he'd get his way. The south has the highest percentage of people on welfare especially when you include SSI into the mix.
The South also has the highest percentage of colored people. Glad you caught my drift.
why does anyone care what he thinks?
Someone should use one of his guns on him.
Nugent and other neocons are so fucking ignorant.
Social Security and Medicare are monies withheld from employees pay (and matched by the employer).
If any of these assholes want to can either program, I and anybody else who had that money deducted from their paychecks had better fucking get that money back, with interest.
Can you imagine the riots if these programs are simply shut down and the money not paid back to the people?
He's got a year to be in jail like he promised.
"In addition to slaughtering the three sacred entitlement cows that consume a vast majority of the federal budget.."
Yes! Keep thinking that!
I wonder how he got so fucked up?
In the 70s, he gave an interview to High Times stating he'd lost his virginity to another guy. He also stated that, while not gay, he'd still like to "do a dance on Anita Bryant's face."