In my country, where only around 30% of the people pay direct municipal taxes or for electricity or for roads or for water, I can argue that only those people directly taxed for those amenities should be able to vote in municipal elections. Those who don't pay anything at all shouldn't be allowed to vote at all. No pay- no direct representation.
Those who don't pay anything at all shouldn't be allowed to vote at all. No pay- no direct representation.
In a normal economy, the cost of those taxes are dispersed to the whole community. While a renter doesn't directly pay property taxes, it is included in their rent. Higher property taxes equals higher rent. Higher tariffs equal higher costs for products at the store, even if the consumer is not directly paying the tariff.
The Twenty-third Amendment gives the District of Columbia the same number of electors in the Electoral College that it would have if it were a state, except it can't have more electors than the least populated state.
It says something about the qualities of our current president that the best argument anyone has made in his defense is that he didnâ€™t know what he was talking about. -- Paul Krugman