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Old 09 February 2007, 09:13   #1
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Who doesn't vote? Are we the disaffected silent majority?

I know this is a bit 'wtf.com' JK but I'm curious here. Due to the essential criteria for being a member of this site (ie you're going to have enough disposable income to own and run a boat) we're all pretty much in or going to be in the mid to high income bracket-ie the "middle-class silent majority" to put a rather distasteful label on it.

There seems to be an awful lot of very pissed off people here too.

So... Who votes?
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Old 09 February 2007, 09:18   #2
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I'm quite happy with my lot really.

It just makes me angry when I see free loaders taking advantage of the Social and Benefits system. At the end of the day they are making me pay more tax to give to them. Money that if I had I would spend on a bigger boat.

I think they should bring in a 'Gold Card System' Tax Payers should have a Gold Privilege card and anytime they need a public service they show the card to get preferential treatment and maybe a nice cup of coffee and fine biscuits. Those that don't pay can hang around all day waiting. They ain't got anything better to do.
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Old 09 February 2007, 09:31   #3
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You're still quite obviously pissed off at government hypocrisy and gross inefficiency/overspending too though-as are a lot of people.

Maybe I should change the main question. Who here DOESN'T vote? (changed title now)
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I don't vote, mainly because I don't feel I devote enough of my time to examining and understanding politics/and policies to have a sufficiently informed opinion to actually cast a vote.
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Never voted, never will. No politician is ever going to come close to putting anything right, so why trust any of them? "Anybody who wants to be a politician shouldn`t be allowed to be one"-Billy Conolly
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"Anybody who wants to be a politician shouldn`t be allowed to be one"-Billy Conolly

And he stole that from Arthur C clarke.
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Everybody please at the next election don't vote Labour. Its about time we got rid of these self serving hypocritical oxygen burglars.

Enough said.
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Unfortunately not voting is interpreted as 'we're happy with it as it is'.

The only recognised method of saying 'I'm not happy with any of them' is to spoil your ballot paper.
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Personally I feel that we should never waste our votes as people have fought and died to give us the right. Some countries would love the chance to be allowed to vote.

Having said that I think people should have to take some form of exam before they are allowed near a polling station. I mean how can you vote on the way a country is run if you have no clue what any of it means???

I think the more tax you pay the bigger say you should have in the way it's spent - sounds fair enough to me!!!

What amazes me is that some immigrants I know are allowed to vote even though they are NOT British citizens. It is mad - any wonder tony blair let's so many people in - it's so they will all vote for him!!!
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Voteing

All politicians speak with fork tongue

Biggles is on the right track although persistent offenders would be shot

By the time Gordon has finished with us all your be lucky to have any
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