Tuesday, February 18, 2014

1%er advocates that those who don’t pay taxes shouldn’t get to vote

At the beginning of the Republic there was a great deal of debate on who should be allowed to vote.  The primary support for this segregation of voting rights was intrinsically tied to the owning of land, because it gave the voter a stake in the game to not only protect what they owned, but to assure the future welfare of the nation as a whole.  This form of voting was eventually shot down as it was considered a Poll Tax, and was deemed unconstitutional.

However, as the nation once again becomes divided by those who work and pay taxes, and those who don’t and collect welfare benefits, an outspoken 1%er named Tom Perkins came out on Feb. 14 and made the argument that those who pay the most taxes should have the largest say in who is elected to government, with votes being given dollar for dollar in how much they provide the government in revenues.

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