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Tom Perkins

Rich should get more votes

13 Feb, 2014

Perkins Commonwealth ClubAt a speaking engagement at San Fransisco’s Commonwealth Club hosted by Forbes, Perkins says that people should not be able to vote unless they pay taxes.

The Tom Perkins system is: You don’t get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes.┬áBut what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How’s that?

According to Forbes, the audience reacted with laughter, but Perkins offered no immediate indication that he was joking. Asked offstage if the proposal was serious, Perkins said: “I intended to be outrageous, and it was.” Perkins also described Obama as an “amateur” and reaffirmed his comments regarding attacks on “the 1%”.

The fear is wealth tax, higher taxes, higher death taxes — just more taxes until there is no more 1%. And that that will creep down to the 5% and then the 10%

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