I agree that if you are not paying taxes you don't have a dog in the fight but more votes based on your tax bracket, no. "The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes," Perkins said." ........................................... Tom Perkins' big idea: The rich should get more votes - Feb. 14, 2014 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.