I've been emailing on technical topics with Philip Greenspun, and am reminded how much I like him, as a technologist.
But the things that I like about him as a technologist are infuriating when he talks politics.
Then the rich people can bid on their seats, in essence sharing their windfall with their rep. They can buy and sell their reps as before. But since they pay no taxes, they don't have any say in how taxes work for the rest of us. Seems fair, yes?
Of course they couldn't use our police or fire departments, or sewers, or the military. We'd have to figure out how to segregate them from those of us who pay taxes. Seems that this is applying their values to the situation. What's mine is mine!