I’ll be brief. In response to this news article… If you do not pay taxes you should not be able to vote. PERIOD.
OK, I have chilled a bit since the original post. Everyone can vote for the House of Representatives, but only taxpayers, (current and retired) military, and a few other TBD contributory professions can vote for the Senate and President. I’m sorry it has come to this, but we are a hair’s breadth away from the majority non-taxpayers being able to vote themselves any benefit they choose at the expense of the tax-paying minority. That would be inherently unstable and result in the collapse of the system.