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Ted Nugent Wants GOP to Suspend Voting Rights for Welfare Recipients

| by Michael Allen

Rocker Ted Nugent is well known for fighting for the rights of gun owners, but now he wants the Republican Party to deny voting rights for welfare recipients as a part of the "fiscal cliff' budget deal.

In addition to suspending voting rights, which would violate the U.S. Constitution, Nugent also wants Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid "slaughtered."

In his Washington Times column, Nugent wrote:

“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.”

“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.”

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