Tom Perkins's Crazy-Ass Idea

CNN Money reports on the venture capitalist's new idea for democracy:

Tom Perkins suggested Thursday that only taxpayers should have the right to vote – and that wealthy Americans who pay more in taxes should get more votes. The venture capitalist offered the unorthodox proposal when asked to name one idea that would "change the world" at a speaking engagement in San Francisco moderated by Fortune's Adam Lashinsky.

"The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes," Perkins said.

"But 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?"

Right, because the plutocrats should be the only people who matter. What an asshole; Perkins probably would love it if America became a feudal state. The kings — the uber-rich, corporations — would live off the fatta the land, while the rest of us serfs would struggle to scrape by. Perkins would like that, I bet.

"Changing the world" for the worst.

(via @gruber)