Re: Down With Democracy?

From: Charlie Stross (
Date: Fri Oct 05 2001 - 09:34:23 MDT

On Thu, Oct 04, 2001 at 02:07:54PM -0400, Mike Lorrey wrote:
> The poorest 51% always vote to tax the richest 49% as much as possible,
> and give themselves as many tax breaks as possible.

Firstly, many of the low paid don't vote at all. (Looked at any demographic
studies of voting patterns lately?)

Secondly, if that's the case, where in hell did your current government get
the idea of cutting inheritance tax -- which massively, disproportionately,
benefits the ultra-rich -- from?

You're talking out of your arse, Mike. The poor are marginalised from the
political process and don't have the roubles to buy the lobbyists they need
to make their opinions heard. Never mind voting to fuck over the rich: they
can't even stop the rich from fucking over _them_.

-- Charlie

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