Tom Perkins, a millionaire venture capitalist, apparently isn’t satisfied with how the rich have enormous advantages in healthcare, security, mobility and political clout. Now he wants our actual democracy handed over to the rich. His proposal: you get a vote for every dollar you pay in taxes. Instead of the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson trying to buy elections through Super PACs, they could just do it with their actual votes. No more of those pesky poor people and their opinions to worry about.
You may be surprised to learn that we disagree.
I’ll save you the long rant on just how an offensive an idea Perkins’ is. Instead, why don’t you take a moment to learn about how the rich already do have an outsized effect on our democracy, and the plans to fight back.