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Monckton: Poor, Elderly Shouldn’t Vote

Just in case you had the absurd notion that “Lord” Christopher Monckton couldn’t get any more loathsome than he already is, you really should read his latest Worldnetdaily column. He actually argues that anyone who gets any form of public assistance, including Medicare, should be prevented from voting.

The takers need to be confronted, boldly but politely, more in sorrow than in anger, with the fact that the unbridled expansion of federal welfare cannot continue because the money has run out. Therefore, unless urgent steps are taken to cut the handouts substantially Uncle Sam will find himself in the bankruptcy court, and when that happens those taxpayees who would otherwise get something will very suddenly end up getting nothing.

First, the federal authorities need to know who is getting welfare benefits – everything from food stamps to Medicaid and Medicare. In the future, if you want a handout from Uncle Sam, you will need to prove to him who you are. If you are an illegal immigrant, sorry, but no more handouts. If you are a lawful immigrant, sorry, but no handouts in your first five years in the United States. Period. If you don’t like that, don’t come.

Very important: If you are claiming any handout, you are not entitled to vote.

So no poor person can vote. And no elderly either, since everyone over 65 is eligible for Medicare and everyone who paid in gets Social Security, regardless of their wealth. Hey, what about all those rich people who get massive tax breaks from the government? Oh, they don’t count. They’re rich and powerful and predominately white, so they’re the kind of people Monckton wants to vote.

Comments

  1. sh3baproject says

    why shouldnt eldery people vote monckton? i bet they would vote for you if you were actually sane and smart. too bad your none of those things. bad for you,good for us.

  2. jnorris says

    Any form of public assistance, really? Like farm insurance subsidies, the kind members of Congress get in the millions of dollars? I’m good with that part.

  3. Alverant says

    He doesn’t like bankruptcy court so Trump wouldn’t be allowed to vote. But I guess is not a handout if you’re a business since a business is only a person when it’s convenient.

  4. shouldbeworking says

    All the vets who get a military pension can’t vote. Would that include those vets in Congress too?

  5. Ellie says

    Why should any American – US citizen, I should say – care about what a Brit (and a crazy one at that) has to say? BTW, I pay for Medicare. It’s not very much money, and I’m grateful that it’s there, but I do pay for it every month.

  6. Childermass says

    CEOs can’t vote. Bankers can’t vote. People whose streets get plowed can’t vote.

    On another note, While Lord Asshole is not in the House of Lords, he really is a lord. Of course that gives him no expertise in anything but inheriting his position. On that matter, maybe they should take away the right to vote from people who got everything they have from daddy. It is after it is assistance just from a different source.

  7. unbound says

    Pretty sure that nearly everyone is a taker in some way or another (e.g. I deduct my house interest payments from my taxes). There really wouldn’t be many people that could vote at all.

    Oh, he only meant those takers. Not takers like himself…

  8. daved says

    Therefore, unless urgent steps are taken to cut the handouts substantially Uncle Sam will find himself in the bankruptcy court,

    We can add economics to the list of areas in which Monckton is ignorant. Uncle Sam can never go bankrupt unless it’s voluntary. As long as a country can print its own money, it will never go bankrupt. (Unless idiots in Congress refuse to raise the debt ceiling, this won’t happen.)

    Removing the right to vote from anyone who takes public assistance won’t reduce the deficit, either.

    As usual, Ed is inexplicably putting “Lord” in quotes. Does he also refer to “Queen” Elizabeth? That would make as much sense.

  9. voidhawk says

    I feel like I should apologise for Lord Monckton on behalf of Britain, like a man whose dog has broken through the neighbour’s fence and has left turds all over their nice clean lawn.

  10. says

    It’s weird that you people (*wink wink*) won’t vote for the Party who doesn’t think you should be allowed to vote. Why is that? Is it because you hate Democracy?

  11. says

    voidhawk “I feel like I should apologise for Lord Monckton on behalf of Britain, like a man whose dog has broken through the neighbour’s fence and has left turds all over their nice clean lawn.”
    Yeah! You should apologize! Covering our turd-covered lawn with foreign turds!

  12. zenlike says

    I find it funny that those ‘true patriots’ at WND give a forum to a hereditary nobleman from Good Old England. You know, those guys the founding fathers fought against.

  13. percysowner says

    everyone who paid in gets Social Security, regardless of their wealth.

    Just a note, public employees who are under a Public Employee Retirement System do NOT get Social Security, even if they would otherwise be entitled to it. The Social Security payments are offset by the amount of PERS that is received. Now, I’m sure this guy doesn’t want retired public employees to vote either, being paid by a government and all that, but we are a group that isn’t covered by SS.

  14. Trebuchet says

    Sorry Ed, but the continued use of inappropriate scare quotes around “lord” just puts me off of even reading the content of the post. Please stop.

  15. scienceavenger says

    Please inform the Lord that there is a pike with his name on it awaiting his head should he ever be allowed to implement his ideas.

  16. scienceavenger says

    @16 +1 Scare quotes are for intellectual frauds like Ann Coulter who can’t make a clear direct argument. Ed’s better than that.

  17. bahrfeldt says

    Social Security pensions, Social Security Disability payments, Medicare coverage and Unemployment benefits, all paid for by the employees, their employers and the self employed, are considered Welfare by teabaggers except when these benefits are used by said flakes or their family members and friends. Jesus hates hypocrites.

  18. says

    I’ll forego criticizing Ed for the “” around Lord. I won’t be forgiving that bloviating fuckbag Lord Muttonhead for his wasting of an education at Harrow and a couple of reasonably decent Unis. Teabaggist fuckwads, AGW deniers and racist/classist assholes that have a Walmart level of edumikashun are just stupid/ignorant. Muttonhead is a well educated bigot and liar.

    “Since he is not an American citizen, fuck him.”

    Fuck him for inhaling oxygen that might be put to better use by a sentient being.

  19. says

    “He’s elderly.”

    He’s three years younger than I am and I consider myself to be “elderlyish”. I think his cognitive impairment is the result of inbreeding.

  20. Georgia Sam says

    By Monckton’s logic, stockholders in corporations that receive government subsidies or have ever been bailed out by the government should be banned from voting, too.

  21. Trebuchet says

    @22: And four years younger than me. I don’t consider myself “elderly”, just “old”. I’m not sure what the difference is but in any case, 61 is not so old as to assume impairment of mental faculties.

  22. says

    Because hordes of poor, disenfranchised people with all the skills to make economies work but no work and no food sitting around doing nothing ends well for rich idiots who think the most productive people in society are “rich CEOs”.

    Interesting. most poor people could never vote. In effect he wants the Roman system. Where only Land-owners could vote.

  23. cry4turtles says

    Does that mean I can’t vote until I pay my student loans off? Cause I’ll be dead by then.

  24. comfychair says

    I think when you remove all the code words what he really means is that only votes for right-wing candidates should be considered valid and be counted, and all others thrown out. That seems to be a common theme these days. Interesting it’s the crowd who claims undying loyalty to the Constitution and freedom and liberty and patriotism would take that position, but then, when you’ve redefined words to mean their exact opposites, I guess it kinda makes sense.

  25. Hatchetfish says

    There are just all kinds of reasons the swivel eyed maniac can get fucked. Not resembling a decent human being in any way but general physical form trumps pretty much all of them.

  26. blf says

    What the feck is the problem with Ed’s us of “quotes” around the batshite’s title? He (the batshite, not Ed) is a loon, and, more to the point, the concept of nobility is also loony. The batshite is, in fact, a very good example of why the whole concept of nobility should be read with derision, scorn, ridicule, and (not-scary) “quote”s. It is as stupid as the concept of a “royal family”. Feck the Windsor’s and feck Monckton, they are both equally useless.

  27. kangxi says

    At first I thought this post was about “Monckton, who is poor & elderly, shouldn’t vote”. I couldn’t agree more, except it should be because he’s a loon.

    I’m with voidhawk above: as a Brit I’d like to chip in with an apology too. (But psst: can you keep him please?) Of course you lot have to reciprocate: retroApologise NOW for Billy Graham!

    And Ed’s quite right about the scare quotes around “Lord”. It’s not because he is a hereditary Lord, which he is, it’s because he’s made lying claims in the past about being a member of the House of Lords, which is quite another matter.

  28. bluentx says

    Just a note, public employees who are under a Public Employee Retirement System do NOT get Social Security…

    Incorrect.

    I have worked for 3 municipalities in Texas. The first two paid into Social Security, the third (current) one does not. They can opt out. How, I don’t know. I didn’t know that was possible or legal until the end of my first day on the job here.
    You learn something everyday and sometimes new knowledge DOES NOT make you happy!

  29. Maureen Brian says

    If the dreadful Monckton were really a member of the House of Lords – as he sometimes pretends to be – then he would not be allowed to vote in UK general elections. Its been that way for a long time and I’m surprised he doesn’t know!

    He could, of course, vote for his local council and in European elections – wouldn’t want to deprive him of those.

  30. eric says

    anyone who gets any form of public assistance, including Medicare, should be prevented from voting.

    Okay. The people in the states on this map which are red of any shade, no longer get to vote for president.

  31. says

    Maureen Brian “He could, of course, vote for his local council and in European elections – wouldn’t want to deprive him of those.”
    No need. They’re decided through football matches. True story.

  32. Amphiox says

    “Any form of public assistance” would mean no one would vote.

    You took a step on that taxpayer funded road that you did not excavate, pave, and police yourself?

    No franchise for you!

  33. coffeehound says

    So worldnutdaily is sponsoring an opinion from a nutjob with a distinctly aristocratic (and as stated previously) point of view that the founding fathers(their fetish of the decade) would despise….who could’ve guessed they could be so inconsistent?

    Therefore, unless urgent steps are taken to cut the handouts substantially Uncle Sam will find himself in the bankruptcy court,….

    Agreed, Monckty. You want to call Exxon and AT&T or shall I?

  34. tim rowledge, Ersatz Haderach says

    Al Dente: simply by dint of living in Britain he has used the services of the NHS. Ever having been is irrelevant.

    He’s also been in trouble for claiming to be a member of the lords. He’s a disgrace to those of us with real titles.

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