When we say the "poor" shouldn't be allowed to vote... or the "unworthy", or the "takers", or whatever as it is all semantics for essentially the same thing... how exactly are we defining "poor"?
- Is it people who have no jobs at all and collect welfare/unemployment/live on the street/sponge off relatives?
- Is there a dollar threshold? Maybe $10,000/yr... Make $9,999 and you're out, but make $10,000 and you're in?
- Pre-tax, or post-tax income?
- How about people who have jobs, and have income taxes withheld, but get it all back from deductions and credits? (Keep in mind that rich people get and use deductions and credits, too, so be consistent here.)
- If a person has a job, and money is withheld for things like FICA, do they get a voice on FICA related issues, but not other stuff? How does that work when the issues are decided by elected representatives who at times are deciding things one helped contribute and other times are deciding things where one did not contribute?
I'd bet that most of the people who advocating establishing standards for voting are also advocates for small government, and it would take an incredible bureaucracy and expansion of the government to weed all this stuff out and enforce it. Is that really what you want?