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Investor Tom Perkins says progressive taxation ‘persecutes’ the rich

15
Feb
2014

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Tom Perkins, the Silicon Valley venture capitalist who compared the plight of the wealthiest Americans to Jews in Nazi Germany, offered up a provocative new idea on what the rich deserve: more votes in public elections for every dollar they pay in taxes. If you pay a million dollars, you should get a million votes, Perkins, the retired co-founder of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, told an audience at San Franciscos Commonwealth Club in comments that he later said were meant to be provocative.

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