Nugent proposes stripping voting rights from welfare recipients
In his Washington Times article published Dec. 3, 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 article began talking about the 'fiscal cliff', a series of tax increases and spending cuts set to take place on Dec. 31. Nugent claimed raising taxes on the wealthy would not help the American's economy or fiscal system.
Beyond calling to strip voting rights, Nugent repeated Fox News talking points regarding voter fraud during the 2012 election. He voiced his support for a national voter ID law, despite no evidence voter ID laws would prevent voter fraud.
Nugent is no stranger to controversy. Prior to the 2012 election, Nugent said he would either be in jail or dead if President Obama was reelected. His threats against President Obama resulted in his being visited by Secret Service officials.