A Republican vision for America – ‘‘Skin In The Game’ – The GOP’s Latest Way To Make You Hate The Poor
‘Here’s a video with American Family Radio talk show host Bryan Fischer saying only property owners should vote, from Right Wing Watch’.
‘Skin in the game’ is just the new version of ‘makers and takers.’ This time with the added wrinkle of taking away your right to vote if you’re poor’.
‘You’ve surely head the phrase by now: “Skin in the game.” It’s the right’s new front in their war on the poor’.
‘For the last couple of years, that phrase has been percolating through right-wing thought and it’s starting to become a major talking point’.
‘The idea is that if you pay income taxes (the skin in the game), then you should have more rights than people (aka the poor) that do not’.
‘After all, they’re just freeloading off of you, the honest, god-fearing, real American that loves mom and apple pie’.
‘The poor have no skin in the game so they don’t deserve to have a say in how they should be treated’.
‘But don’t you call it class warfare’!
‘Not content to simply demonize the poor, the right has also started to quietly reintroduce the idea that only property owners should have rights’.
‘Specifically, the right to vote’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/01/15/skin-in-the-game/