"The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes," Perkins said.Tom Perkins is exactly the kind of human being that is an example of the sort of folk who have become the ruling class in our country. Harvard, a felony conviction for killing someone with his yacht (for which he paid a $10,000 fine), and has never created or invented anything in his life. He's made his money purely through high finance. He's the same guy who wrote for the Wall Street Journal last month that if rich people had to start paying taxes like the rest of us, it would be no different than the Holocaust.
"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?"
The audience at the Commonwealth Club reacted with laughter. But Perkins offered no immediate indication that he was joking. Asked offstage if the proposal was serious, Perkins said: "I intended to be outrageous, and it was."
These are the people, with their sycophants who run the Washington Establishment and the Traditional Media, that rule over us and are presiding over the national decline in this country.
I'm telling you this not because I expect you to be outraged. One cannot be outraged when such people are so common. But I do expect you to be aware of the sorts of individuals who are presiding over the New Gilded Age. These aren't even the robber barons of old, who at least left the nation richer they they found it. These aren't inventors, builders and growers. They're vampires of the worst sort who are sucking this nation dry, and will gladly private jet on over to the next victim once America is completely broken. And the reason you should be aware is that history is replete with examples of what happens when a nations wealthy class becomes so insular and greedy that it begins to kill the goose that laid them their golden eggs. No nation puts up with it forever.