Published: Friday, Feb. 14 2014 4:00 p.m. MST
Hilarious! (Oh, wait, I think the dude meant it!)
But it doesn't, your 1 vote counts the same as the guy living under the
And there you have it. America is for sale.
This isn't surprising. Similar comments frequently come out of the mouths
of these greedy people. They simply don't realize we all are listening.It's sad what lots of money does to many of these like individuals.Creates that sick to your stomach feeling for the common man.
While I don't agree that you should get as many votes as dollars you pay in
taxes, I DO believe that ONLY those who pay taxes should have the right to
vote!If you have no skin in the game, then you'll just vote for
whichever politician promises you the most government largesse. If you pay no
taxes, and many pay no taxes but collect thousands in tax rebates, like the EIC
for example, you're going to vote for politicians who will keep the money
coming.It's a small step in the right direction, and it would
eliminate the grasshoppers from voting themselves benefits from the labor of the
ants. To those who claim that millions would be disenfranchised, GET
A JOB AND PAY SOME TAXES! End of disenfranchisement! We'd also get a much
more honest congress who would be much more likely to have our nation's
interests at heart rather than just getting re-electd.
Its the lower middle class who are at risk of joining the military, to defend us
all and thereby lose their lives, their limbs their eyesight, their mental and
emotional health, their family members and their friends. How much is a life and
destruction of a body and a mind and a family member worth?Perhaps
the lower middle class should be the only Americans allowed to vote.
So the corporate execs who take hundreds of times what the regular employees get
now want even more political power than they already have? These people would
do well to read the history of the French revolution. The government / our
society needs to work for us all, for everyone. Not just the upper half of the
The opinion piece is humorous hyperbole. Yet the reverse has become a reality in
the US. Many of those who pay no taxes have taken the opportunity to vote in
entitlement programs. It is the subsidized base of one political party.
The "voting" of the wealthy is typically behind the scenes in supporting
the campaign contributions of politicians to do the bidding of the wealthy.
Sadly, the poor often don't vote and rarely have a voice in
Funny, it the same extreme left commenters here that say you should not be
entitle to a voice in the public square unless you pay taxes (see comments about
charities and churches, conservative groups and tax exemptions). How
quick they sing a different tune when it is their voice or vote.
It is interesting how you are now greedy if you want to keep the money you have
earned. Some apparently believe our neighbors should be able to get together
and vote to steal, er I mean tax, wealthy people to "spread the wealth."
People complain that they want jobs and then they demonize the people who
create the jobs. In the mean time, we have an ever growing segment of our
population who are content to live off the efforts of others. At some point the
people who covet others money can simply vote to take it away. I agree that
votes should be limited to those who pay into the system. Otherwise we should
just give bank robbers a vote on what happens to the contents of the vault.
In America gold is the surrogate of government and it is dollars that vote.
cjb, Actually the professional military fills its rolls from
children of the former, and current Service Members, and from the South East
U.S. The one-and-outs are generally individuals that are trying to make
themselves more employable and get assistance with higher education. A majority
of the recruited are from middle income families. These are all good things, and
provide upward opportunities to these individuals, but is leading to a separate
"Spartan" subculture within the U.S. FYI - Utah
residents have the 2nd lowest participation in the Armed Forces, by capita, of
any U.S. State or territory.
The guy has a point. If 47% don't pay taxes, what is to keep them from
just voting for the person that promises the most handouts? I like the idea of
no net federal income tax paid, no vote. If you don't have skin in the
game, you don't get to play.
This guy just proves that whininess is not limited to the poor.I am
thankful that we have a constitution that says otherwise.
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