Sunshine31-I understand that they wanted to raise money for the government, but attaching it to the right to vote is really unfair because that is a universal right that American citizen’s share.
I know that the British poll tax was similar to that of the Untied States. Although the fee paid was a flat percentage, everyone had to pay that percentage.
This is unfair to the poor people because although everyone pays the same percentage it does not impact people the same way. A wealthy person, for example, that has to pay a 10% fee will not impact him or her because they have excess disposable income.
A poor person has no disposable income and therefore this fine will impact his or her livelihood. They may actually have to make choices regarding buying food and voting. These people tend to live paycheck to paycheck with little savings. I am glad that we do not have poll taxes.