This is the result of extending the franchise to any slob who can breathe(and some who can't).
Indeed. Hence........ proposed revision to the franchise:
1. All adults get a vote except those in prison.
2. You get an extra vote if you are not receiving goverment handouts or, if you are, you are also in at least half-time employment.
3. You get a further 2 votes if you are not employed in the public sector AND your main employer* has no** governments contracts.
That's the gist. The trouble is with the bureaucracy it would entail, especially that needed to prevent cheating, such as firms setting up shells to subcontract their government subcontracting and so on down the line. There are plenty of others too. 'Government handouts' would need to exclude earned state pensions and the like. Members of the armed forces should get the full 4 votes too, I say.
* If you are fully retired, your main employer is deemed to be yourself. If you are getting government handouts, your employer is the government.
' = accounting for less than 5% of the firm's turnover.
Oh hell, this just gets more and more complicated. Doh! I give up.
P.S. Hello Helen.
I expect PermanentExpat will be along for an 'interaction' later. (It is PE who is keen to engage you in intercourse, isn't it?)