This was posed by people who wanted to get the people who don’t understand economics out of the voting pool. Because generally by the time you have your first descent paying job, you finally understand economics.
First thing is first: There should be no employer withheld taxes. Meaning that the part of your paystub that you see as taxes that are withheld and paid directly to the government should go directly to you. Then you are responsible to pay quarterly the taxation that would normally have been withheld from your paycheck.
At that point, you know how much you are getting screwed on your taxes.
Then we can talk voting, as outlined below.
If you pay more in federal taxes than you get back at the end of the year, then you should be invested enough to vote. Otherwise, you are a leech.
If you pay more in state taxes than you get back at the end of the year, then you should be invested enough to vote. Otherwise you are a leech.
If you pay more in city taxes than you get back at then end of the year, then you should be invested enough to vote. Otherwise you are a leech.
Most voters now days are leeches, who live off the ones who get less back then they have stolen from their taxes.
Using this guidance above, I would say to remove ALL voting age limits. Because if a 5 year old has more taken from him in taxes than he gets refunded, that means he have created an income for himself. Though I am not advocating a 5 year old work, I wanted to kill that argument quickly, before someone spouts it out of ignorance.
The point is, only those who provide a direct cash contribution (via extortion called taxation), and don’t get 100% or more of their money refunded back to them, should have voting privileges.
Suddenly we would see money going to wage wars, donations to countries that hate us, and all sorts of wasteful spending just dry up.