Friday, May 21, 2010

Pay to Play

(fm the BC thread "Flower in a Crannied Wall")

richard,
everyone files a tax return regardless of income with some minimum payment

Thank you. A call for a "Shareholder's Democracy?" It is corporatist and there would be issues regarding retained earnings and dividends from foreign owned entities but it has some promise. Combined with strict controls on lobbying from unions and businesses it would encourage investment, employment and dividend distribution domestically, in order to create a bloc of voters supportive of business interests. The slogan could be "No Representation Without Taxation." It would be interesting to see a state attempt it, if the SCOTUS wasn't reading the XIVth Amendment as grounds for destroying federalism.

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