posted on Oct, 9 2009 @ 02:57 AM
This is skunkworks, which means the info I'm tossing out there is pretty low-quality and lacks verification.
I've been hearing chatter of a growing "movement" to try to change the very nature of voting at the state, local, and federal levels. Under the new
scheme, each citizen would be assigned a certain number of "voting chits" that they could use in any way on the ballot they wanted. For example, if
you really cared about who would be the mayor of your town more than the president of the nation, you could toss all your chits on that one name of
the mayoral candidate and not vote for any of the others. Or visa-versa. Or you could split them up among different candidates, etc. Everyone would
get at least enough chits to vote for one name in each category.
Here's the kicker, though...the amount of chits you'd receive would be based on a complex algorithm that would include your age, your income as
stated on your income tax report, and your property value. The theory is that older, wealthier property owners have more at stake in the community
than the plebes who scrub dishes and rent studio apartments, or are fresh out of high-school.
Perhaps more critically, CORPORATIONS (which are currently legally considered "persons,"
the way) would ALSO get chits and be able to vote as individual "persons." Since their wealth is so much greater than that of most individuals, they
would obviously be getting more chits.
I've heard that there are a number of "influential" business lobbyists trying to work behind the scenes to make this happen, very quietly. I really
hope my beltway source on this is less reliable than he appears to be.