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No vote if on welfare
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

If we want to hold any hope for saving our republic from self-destruction, we must enact legislation that prohibits those receiving public welfare assistance from voting. It is a total conflict of interest that allows the ones receiving a government dole to vote for the ones who determine who gets it. This doesn't work.

All the unscrupulous politicians have to do is get at least half the population on unearned entitlements and/or tax exemptions and they are guaranteed power forever.

Unfortunately, we are just about there, if we are not already. Anyone can see this is an irreversible situation which will ultimately collapse, 100 percent guaranteed.

We must call on our legislators to use a common-sense approach to this very serious problem and change the voting laws.

James C. Green

Heber City

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