She has removed her original post, entitled "Henny Penny and the Right to Vote," and writes:
I discovered it no longer represents my beliefs. The fact of the matter is that it never truly represented my beliefs, as I had not fully thought through the consequences of such an action as I suggested.Former Madison Mayor Paul Soglin picked up the original story Friday on his blog, Waxing America. He pointed out that Harding's initial position signaled "a return to 1790s when only white male property owners would have the right to vote."
Soglin listed "all of the glorious groups of Americans" that would be disenfranchised:
- All of the executives and of the banks and insurance companies that were part of the first $800 million bailout will lose the right to vote.
- They will be joined by all of the automobile manufacturers and capitalists who benefited form the second bailout.
- Anyone who has unpaid parking tickets, since that debt to the government is really a free loan so long as it is unpaid.
- Of course, any property owner who owes real estate taxes loses the right to vote along with those who fail to pay their income taxes - another form of government subsidization.
- Recipients of tax incremental financing (TIF) along with any form of development tax break clearly qualifies as a subsidy and would lead to disenfranchisement.
- I suppose Jody might argue about this next one, but anyone who gets a bloated, fat, government contract without a bidding process like Blackwater should also lose the right to vote.