yes, only property owners should vote
no, let everyone vote
The EITC vs. the NIT | National Review Online)
I'm afraid your recollection is incorrect. He was on the President's Economic Policy Advisory Board for the entirety of Reagan's term.He even said he learned a powerful lesson from the experience and if I remember correctly quit shortly after as a result of what happened.
But this is all a bit aside the point. What astounds me is that conservatives and Republicans are turning their backs on their own policies and their own values, in order to game the political system. They've spent considerable time and effort trying to cut taxes, especially income taxes and any sort of federal taxes. Some on the fringes go so far as to incorrectly claim those taxes are unconstitutional. Conservatives have also pushed us into war after war, in order to spread democracy -- not republicanism, not constitutionalism, but the democratic principle of giving citizens a say in how they are governed. It was a big part of the the rationale for opposing Communism; it's why soldiers and civilians died in wars all across the globe, including Vietnam and Iraq.
And now, taxes are proposed as as a price one has to pay in order to qualify for the vote? Democracy needs to be restricted to those who pass a civics test every 2 years and don't collect unemployment? And the way to help people is to take away their right to vote?
Even given the well-reported anti-democratic tendencies of some of the framers, this is so wildly inconsistent that it barely makes any sense. It really looks like conservatives are just giving up on the electoral process.
Am I not responsible?
If we're going to use an arbitrary standard of "responsible" for being able to vote, I get to decide what it is, not you. Deal?
One of you will end up here next!
In addition, the idea of democracy was once a core conservative value. I really don't know when conservatives and/or Republicans lost sight of that value; all I can surmise is that it's a result of Republicans blaming the voters when they don't vote for Republicans.