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  • Non-taxpayers should be allowed to vote.

    Yes, non-taxpayers should be allowed to vote. Voting is for everyone and if we start limiting the voting process because someone did not pay taxes that year, then we are really devaluing the voting process in America. It is your right to vote or not so lets not start putting restrictions on that.

  • Yes, everyone should have the right to vote

    I do not believe that we should limit who is able to vote based on whether or not they have paid taxes for that year. People often have complicated financial issues involving divorces, medical emergencies, etc. Limited people to only be allowed to vote if their taxes are paid is completely ridiculous and unreasonable.

  • Why is this even a question?

    Of course not the country relies solely on tax payers. To let someone who doesnt even pay taxes meddle with government affairs is ridicilous. Also it will exclude pensioners from voting since it's not their future that they are going to change. Is there even a downside to this? I think not.

  • No taxation w/out representation?

    Simple argument. The old adage our founding fathers built the country upon: "No taxation without representation".
    Therefore, it's pretty simple to figure out taxation = representation.
    Pretty simple math, no taxation = no representation. You want a vote? Pay taxes. Why would you let someone have a voting seat on the board of your company if they didn't own a single share? Same concept people.

  • Your allowing those who contribute nothing to benefit

    We work hard and our money goes to support the government. Why should someone who doesn't contribute get to decide how that money is used. You take care of your kids because their your kids, your family because there related to you, but why should you have to care for the stranger down the street who decided to give up working and party or shoot up drugs instead.

    Anyone who contributes more to the government than they receive should receive a vote in it.

  • Socialism is theft.

    Stopping socialism and big government is easy. Amend the US Constitution and stipulate that each citizen gets 1 vote for $10K they pay in taxes. That's fair and proportionate to the contribution of funds. Would fix the Left's desire to penalize those who are more successful than others (which destroys innovation), while also repairs the unjust system that allows those who don't contribute, a say in how public funds are used.

  • Taxpayers suffer when non-taxpayers place idiots in power.

    Depending on where you live, some of the tax payers are a minority whilst non-taxpayers are a majority - with that being said, why should the people who are paying the government be ruled by a party they don't support? After all, it is them who is keeping the country afloat.

  • It's pure logic

    What does government do? Taxing and spending tax.
    It's like a bunch of colleagues put their money together for a LOTO ticket weekly, well Bob of accounting didn't risk 5 bucks. It turns out these guys won a small amount this week, you don't share it with Bob who didn't participate, right?
    If one doesn't contribute to the pool, he/she/(%all_other_categories%) shouldn't have a say on how to spend it.

  • No, with excetions

    You only vote if you file a tax return. You may not owe or pay, any taxes. Indeed you may file to obtain a refund of taxes withheld, but you have paid some taxes and have the right to vote. No voter fraud possible; every filer has a Social Security Number.
    I believe there are too many voters who are living on government handouts. Their votes only compound the waste of tax money.

  • No, with excetions

    You only vote if you file a tax return. You may not owe or pay, any taxes. Indeed you may file to obtain a refund of taxes withheld, but you have paid some taxes and have the right to vote. No voter fraud possible; every filer has a Social Security Number.
    I believe there are too many voters who are living on government handouts. Their votes only compound the waste of tax money.

  • It's not a restriction on free speech.

    The people who support their government and it's spending should have influence on what is being done with the money. Everyone else is perfectly capable of expressing their thoughts and opinions through sites like Debate.Org or Reddit therefor limiting voters to the taxpayers is not a restriction of free speech. The answer should be more nuanced than this so more conversation is needed.

  • No with exceptions

    If you do not contribute to our society then
    You get no say. Exemptions, veterans and those who have paid there dues in the past.
    (Legitimately disabled and elderly). Obesity and drug addiction are not legitimate disabilities. I would consider it theft if I wrote my checks using somebody elses account!


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