The poor should be banned from voting
The richest 10% should be banned from voting
The top 1% should be banned from voting
Only the middle class should be allowed to vote
The idea that only those who pay income taxes can vote will just destroy the vote status.
If lower classes can't vote they will become lower then lower. middle and high classes will have more influence and power to choose or kick who they want. seems to me like this switch to a monopole look like.
more moneys will be involved and more will be paid to gain 1 vote. more corruption.
One day we may hear even: only the ones that got master degree can vote. - again stupid and no sense
what's the problem with how people are voting now? It's not like there are voting 100% of a population and/or managing the voting process is so hard.
and how does that happen? they promise a majority of the voters in their district or state, or city more and more spending but they also tell the majority that the majority won't have to pay for this increased spending. rather the rich will
the majority continues to demand more spending because they don't get taxed more and more to pay for it.
Now the GOP is not blameless, They are afraid to cut off the addicts so they keep the public teat supplied with milk but they don't raise taxes on the rich to pay for it (whether raising taxes on the rich actually brings in more money for say more than a year or so is a dubious proposition).
De Toqueville wrote about how early American communities would often come together to provide public support for those who were suffering, but would then not allow them to vote, the argument being that you have just created a class whose incentive will always be to vote themselves more benefits from others.
In the past I've called for some basic poll testing - simple stuff like "Name the three branches of government". You could draw the questions from the citizenship exam; which you could also make High School Seniors take in order to get high school diplomas and vote for the rest of their lives. I wouldn't be totally opposed to restoring our original link between going on public assistance and the exercise of the franchise - in fact, it would make me much more comfortable with the notion of supporting others, as I would know that they would lack the ability to turn an attempt to provide a good into a public danger.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump