08-28-2016, 06:17 PM
Put me down as someone whose check is still largely provided "by Government," considering that our largest payer is Medicare.
The part you're missing, is that while not everyone pays income tax, they are subject to the whims of elected officials. You're looking at it through the lens of the current situation. Consider, instead, teetering on the brink of war and with the ability to toss a draft in there. Some of those "double votes" proposed earlier would come in very handy. Send the poorest out as cannon fodder, keep the people at home down and oppressed and on the Government dole, and rinse/repeat. Mind you, it's not a good situation now, but I don't think using adherence to income tax payments as a criteria for who's a good enough citizen to vote is the answer. Never really thought I'd see the day people would argue that here, where it used to be that NOT paying your taxes was grounds for applause.