Should voting rights be changed?

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  1. Capitalist
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    From an article written by Prof. Walter Williams.
     
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    No.
     
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    Our elected officials represent ALL Americans. This includes the wealthy, land owners, retired, employed, unemployed and those living under a bridge.

    ALL Americans have a right and an obligation to vote
     
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    Here we see the thought process and the motivation of Conservative "pundits". Consolidate wealth, consolidate power, screw the middle class in the workplace and the ballot box.

    How can anyone working hard to make a living support such an ideology?
     
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    This is an inevitable by-product of thinking the government should be ran like a business.
     
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    And then the opposite of that is people on the lower end of the economy voting themselves ever larger benefits from government paid for by those that pay the most taxes.

    The solution is smaller government and less government control of our lives.
     
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    Certainly worthy of discussion.

    Personally I would fund the Federal Government by a single VOLUNTARY per capita tax of $10K (in2010 dollars) on every legal resident over the age of 21 plus a series of excise taxes on non-necessities. Federal Voting Rights (and eligibility for elective public office) would extend only to those with a history of paying the tax for three consecutive years. No employee of any federal agency would be eligible to either pay the tax or cast a vote. Neither would any person receiving a subsidy in any form from the Feds with the exception of a national dividend paid to ALL legal residents in an equal amount. The House of Representatives would be apportioned so as to have each district represent an approximately equal number of tax payers.

    No corporate person would be permitted to donate to any federal election, nor to communicate privately to any federal office holder or employee by any means whatsoever. The ONLY contributions to a federal office seeker allowed would be from constituents with all such being fully public information.

    No elected public official would receive compensation in any form whatsoever.
     
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    What you you think of a head tax,
    Since all citizens receive the same services from the federal government. Example, the military protects each citizen equally, then all should pay the same tax.
    BTW
    I do agree with your notion of "voluntary tax", because after all we do live in a free society.
    Some people seem to think that the government is the owner of an individuals property.
     
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    It was fucking retarded when posted as Dude and it's fucking retarded when posted by this 'new user' :eusa_hand:
     
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    I think Williams living stutus should be changed.:lol::lol:
     

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