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$1 million in taxes should equal 1 million votes, says billionaire

Published: Friday, Feb. 14 2014 4:52 p.m. MST

In this Oct. 30, 2007 file photo, Tom Perkins smiles during an interview, in San Francisco. Perkins serves on the New Corporation's board of directors. A billionaire put it pretty simply: If you're paying $1 million in tax money, then you probably should get 1 million votes.

Ben Margot, ASSOCIATED PRESS

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A billionaire put it pretty simply: If you’re paying $1 million in tax money, then you probably should get 1 million votes.

That billionaire is Tom Perkins, a tech industry leader, who was recently under fire for a letter he sent to the Wall Street Journal. He wasn’t joking about his comment either, as he said that the 1 percent of America is contributing in ways that much of the country doesn’t understand, according to Mother Jones.

"You don't get to vote unless you pay $1 in taxes,” Perkins said, according to Mother Jones. “If you pay $1 million in taxes, you get a million votes.”

Read the full article at motherjones.com.

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