Here’s one of the most repulsive articles you’re ever going to read. It’s at the badly misnamed “American Thinker” website by wingnut extraordinaire Matthew Vadum. And wait till you see this opening salvo:
Why are left-wing activist groups so keen on registering the poor to vote?
Because they know the poor can be counted on to vote themselves more benefits by electing redistributionist politicians. Welfare recipients are particularly open to demagoguery and bribery.
Yeah, it’s the poor who manipulate the budget process to get favors from government. Because poor people have all those well-connected lobbyists working for them, taking senators on junkets and hobnobbing with them at Georgetown cocktail parties. It’s the poor who donate hundreds of millions of dollars they don’t have to curry favor with politicians and ensure that their interests are served by the legislation that is passed.
Pity those poor rich people and corporations, who simply don’t have access to the halls of power in this country the way poor people do. What can those powerless corporate fatcats do when poor people are able to spend virtually limitless amounts of money on campaign commercials on behalf of politicians who promise to do their bidding once ensconced in the halls of power and against anyone who dares to act in the public’s interest rather than theirs?
I can’t count the number of times I’ve seen poor families just waltz into a Senator’s office and get a meeting while CEOs are left sitting in the lobby, waiting futilely for their chance to talk to their elected officials. All the poor people snap up those $5000 a plate dinner tickets for fundraising events while well-heeled lobbyists get ignored. It’s a crying shame.