Should people that pay no taxes be al...

Should people that pay no taxes be allowed to vote?

Created by Poll Taker on Dec 22, 2012

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Herndon, PA

#21 Mar 2, 2013
I have a better idea. If you receive a check from the government you should not be able to vote. Conflict of interest!

Dornsife, PA

#22 Mar 2, 2013
Moreno Jay wrote:
Yes, but how about a play on Lani Guinniere's "proportioal voting?
If you pay no taxes, your vote counts as vote.
I you are in bottom marginal tax bracket, it counts as 2 votes. Next bracket up, 3 votes, and so on.
Short of a class based civil war, that may be the only way to save and revive America.
If not one of the two, I see no way to avoid the premise of Atlas Shrugged becoming America's new reality.
If you have an alternative idea how to stop the march to socialsm, economic decline, scarcity, famine, anarchy, military defeat, occupation, and tyranny in that order, I would sure like to hear it.
We already have this. It's called special interest control of congress. You donate large sums of money, you get the legislation you want (tax cuts) or eliminate the legislation you don't want (cut loopholes). Unless you live in a swing state, your vote does not count for president. A vote for a Dem in GA is symbolic. Only in local elections do we truly have a say.

Saint Marys, GA

#24 Mar 2, 2013
Henry wrote:
I have a better idea. If you receive a check from the government you should not be able to vote. Conflict of interest!
Don't do much thinking do you Henry? If you work and file taxes at the end of the year you most likely get a tax refund. Would you be willing to give the refund up? If you become unemployed there is unemployment insurance that is paid by the government, would you give that up? There is also the food stamp program that is available, would you give that up?

I have never received unemployment or food stamps and never will, however I receive retired military pay and draw social security. I believe that you have worked, ate, and slept under the security blanket that the military provided and continues to provide for you and me 24 hours a day.

Can you provide me with one good reason why I or anyone else who draws a government check should not be allowed to vote.

Herndon, PA

#25 Mar 2, 2013
I seems obvious to me that federal and local government workers and school system employees enjoy the largest voting block locally and nationally. Nothing happens in this country without their support. Beginning to see my point yet?

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