When Socrates and his friendswere talking of voters, they were talking of land owners. In today’s terms,that means, ---- taxpayer. The core ofdemocracy.
There are two types ofcitizens. The taxpayer and the taxtaker.
Once the taxpayer hands overhis wealth, he loses control of where it is spent.
This is counter to thetaxpayer’s wishes.
Why do taxpayers allow thissituation and defer their right to spend their wealth to others?
If taxtakers had done a goodjob with that wealth, I do not think any would complain. That is not the case.
Should those who pay the wayof our society be the ones who decide where our wealth is spent?
Since the right to do so istied to our vote, should only taxpayers be allowed to vote on spending issues?