Sometimes, I would use that money to buy something, which meant I would pay a bit of sales tax.
So, I ask you, was this taxation without representation? After all, at age 12 I was not allowed to vote. I had no say as to who represented me at the statehouse and imposed that tax.
If you think the question is absurd, you’re right. But you also probably have not been following the nationwide push to lower the voting age to 16 — a move often promoted under the logic that 16-year-olds can hold jobs and pay income taxes, therefore they should be able to help elect the people who make decisions regarding that tax.