Originally posted by xedocodex
So my wife, who has decided to not work so she can stay home and properly raise our kids, can't vote under your system???
A soldier who is on disability because his legs were blown off can't vote under your system?
A retired citizen who worked their entire life, paid into social security and medicare their entire life, and is now living on a small fixed income
while on medicare can't vote under your system?
The business owner who is just starting out and taking a loss on his business to get it going can't vote under your system?
Your plan sucks and is not very well thought out.
My basic view is what was the law of the land in many countries in the past. No taxation without representation. In effect that says that if you do
not pay taxes or are a taxtaker you have not earned representation. IOW, of you do not pay for representation, you do not get it.
The logic is clear. Government is a service and services are never free. The logic is thus sound.
Payment can be made in various ways so do not think I am going after the poor. In the case of Vets, representation can be earned by serving to protect
the country. Those who sometimes pay taxes and at other times take taxes would have to be looked at once a standard is set. If a person pays 15 years
out of 20 for instance, he would vote. Someone who only paid 5 years out of 20 and was on the dole or public purse for 15 may not get a vote.
The point is that when more and more fall into the poor categories, their vote can and is bought by the unscrupulous politicians who are elected by
promises of a raise in welfare checks.
The rich are getting richer and the poor better off and the middle is squeezed by both side and any election basically becomes a war against the
middle thanks to the fact that politicians are owned by the rich.
This is unjust and unsustainable and must end.
Move your view to the left a bit. That is where I am.
Your examples would likely not lose their vote.