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Response to madamesilverspurs (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 12:46 AM

6. How about those who simply don't vote?

They are likewise being taxed without representation. Or the people who lose the franchise because of a prison term?

No, it seems like a good idea but it is a terrible one.

Plus, of course, the question would remain as to which taxes would they be exempt from? Income taxes? Sales taxes? School taxes?

I'm suddenly reminded of the bullshit about what percentage of poor people don't pay taxes. Maybe they don't pay federal or state income taxes because they earn so little, but if they have a job they still pay payroll taxes (FICA) and sales taxes, and gasoline taxes if they drive a car.

No. Work like hell to get people elected who understand that we are better off if more people vote.

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