Skin In The Game

Consider how different things would have been if we’d somehow managed to limit the voting in the 2012 elections to only those with “skin in the game.” If that election had been contained to only those who actually pay federal income tax, it would have looked quite different.

Taxpayer-Only Vote In 2012
Taxpayer-Only Vote In 2012

This goes a long ways towards showing how worthless and destructive the warm body franchise is to America. It also goes an equally long ways towards showing exactly why the Democrats fight so viciously against anything that might limit voting privileges.

Limit voting to only taxpayers might not be the best way of ending the warm body franchise but, as the chart clearly shows, the system we have now is a case of taxation without real representation with all the consequences that implies.

Related Reading:
America: A Narrative History (Brief Tenth Edition)  (Vol. One-Volume)
Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing
Essentials of American Government: Roots and Reform, 2012 Election Edition (11th Edition)
The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote
Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Care (Policy and Politics in Nursing and Health)

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2 Responses to “Skin In The Game”

  1. Buffet Says:

    Whaddaya mean “those who actually pay federal income tax”???
    If I’m gettin’ sodomized annually by the Feds, everyone else had better bloody be as well!

  2. jonolan Says:

    Hehe…You know as well as I that 47% or so of people within our borders don’t actually pay and federal income tax. They get at least all that’s taken back on their returns, sometime extra.

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