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Response to renate (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 16, 2018, 01:35 AM

8. It's a slippery slope

Who would you include or exclude? How about people who've lost the right to vote because of prison time? Will they be exempt from taxation? And again, what taxes? Will they have to make up what they didn't pay once they get the vote back? Some of the tax exemptions would be tricky to figure out, like school taxes. Gasoline taxes. Will gas stations be required to offer two prices? How would you prove you've been unfairly or incorrectly removed from the voting rolls? Some states require you vote periodically or you get purged. Lots of people don't know about that. Yeah, the states should do a better job of informing the voters, but someone who doesn't bother to vote for six years or more, well that if that person is purged it's because they chose not to vote. I can see people deciding that being purged wasn't so bad because now they aren't paying taxes.

Again, on the topic of what taxes: If they don't have to pay FICA, then down the road they will get little or no Social Security.

It strikes me as a feel-good stance that doesn't hold up to scrutiny.

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