While there are a lot of people who take advantage of the system, I find this insulting and degrading for him to suggest that all people who rely on government assistance even the elderly should not have voting rights.
Growing up as a kid my father lost his job, and for six months we had to go on food stamps. It was embarrassing to say the least. Everyone, including me made fun of other kids who parents needed help.It was a humbling experience to now be the one of the people who were made fun of.
After hearing Neil Boortz rant on people on government assistance, I couldn't help but think of my dad. He served three years in the Vietnam war. After serving, he always took any job he could find, but unfortunately for six months he was unable to do so.
For Neil Boortz who never served a day in service (other than living on a military base with his daddy) to suggest my father who fought for this country should have no voting rights just because he fell on hard times makes my blood boil a bit.
Today, just like my father, there are veterans, elderly and struggling families who choose not to be on public assistance but have no other choice. And for those veterans on assistance who once fought for people like Neil Boortz to have the freedom to vote, he feels he should have that right and not them.