Perkins: Rich Americans Should Have More Votes

The Tom Perkins system is: You don’t get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes. But what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How’s that?

— Venture capitalist Tom Perkins, suggesting that “only taxpayers should have the right to vote — and that wealthy Americans who pay more in taxes should get more votes,” CNN Money reports. “The audience at the Commonwealth Club reacted with laughter. But Perkins offered no immediate indication that he was joking.”

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