The Democrats (and all this type of regulation comes from them) still cling to the notion that the poor and irresponsible actually vote.
No, the Democrats still cling to the notion that the poor are people. That makes a difference.
I'll save for another day my ongoing irritation with the continual philosophical stance of those on the Right toward the poor -- i.e., "You made your bed, now lie in it and stop bothering me." I've never understood the idea that every bed is a self-made one.