I can't have my cake and eat it too. Going to work does not strip me of my right to liberty. I chose to trade my liberty (between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday) for money. Similarly, people choosing a status of dependence on government-administered assistance should knowingly be trading in corresponding weight of their vote, as a basic, rational protection against the main drawback of democracy.
My idea to weigh votes according to financial independence has nothing to do with how much money a person has. It has to do with how much they opt to lean on government-administered assistance to meet their basic needs.There are ALWAYS going to be poor people. There always have been and always will be. It is wrong to punish people for being poor.