Well, just starting my research and I come across this on the National Homeless site. Now, if you have people that have the greatest to gain from government programs voting, do you really think they will vote to remove those who continue to support government programs?
There is a comment to my Meeting of the Mouths post that asks:
What about the single mom whose husband won't pay support and can't find a good job? No vote for her?
My first reaction was "Get a Job". My second reaction is "Get a Job". What I would say is that if you are on Welfare that does not preclude you from voting, what it says is that it shouldn't be sponsered by the Welfare office or, for that mater, Homeless organizations. If you can stand on your own two feet, you can get a productive Job. Child Welfare is not precluded because the mother is working. There are plenty of opportunities to help the children, and the single mother, and if she wants to register to vote, then Yes, she can vote, but don't make it manditory because she is registering herself or her kids for Welfare.
That simple. Voting is a RIGHT in this country, it is not compulsory. That simple. No One should be forced to regiser to vote to recieve social programs... PERIOD.
-End of Ramble