Think about this:
If one has no financial stake in our country, how much of a say-so should he have in its management? Let’s put it another way: I do not own stock, and hence have no financial stake, in Ford Motor Co. Do you think I should have voting rights or any say-so in the management of the company? I’m guessing that the average sane person’s answer is no.
Walter Williams is becoming one of my favorites. He is certainly thought provoking. The quote above is from an Investors Business Daily editorial by Walter Williams on Linking Voting Rights With Taxes Paid.
This week there has been a bunch of consternation in the press about 47% of the population not paying income taxes. The question, Bloodhounds, is do you think “taxes paid in” or “ownership of real estate” or something else altogether would be a better way to encourage voters to support policies that strengthen and are good for the country rather than just protecting their handouts?14 comments