Venture capitalist Tom Perkins says voting should work differently in America.
When asked for one idea that would "change the world," Perkins said only taxpayers should be allowed to vote and wealthy Americans who pay more in taxes should get more votes.
The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes. But what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?
The audience at the Commonwealth Club laughed. But was he kidding?
"I intended to be outrageous, and it was," Perkins told CNN.
The billionaire doesn't shy away from stirring up controversy. He provoked quite a backlash last month when he wrote a letter published by the Wall Street Journal comparing his perceived assault on the wealthy to a wave of Nazi attacks on Jews ahead of the Holocaust, CNN writes.