It's from View From the Right which is Larry Auster's blog that I've only been reading for a little while but I won't be much longer, unfortunately, because the man is dying and only has, perhaps, months to live.
Anyway, in the Tract I was reading I came upon this idea which I liked since I've been talking about a new constitution and voting rights. This provision makes a deal of sense. See what you think:
Suppose that in addition to the Congress there was an additional legislative body (one which might be called the Appropriations Assembly, or AA for short). The only power the AA would have would be the right to authorize expenditures from the federal treasury. Congress (although it would retain all its other powers) would lose the right to authorize such expenditures. The members of the AA would be elected, but with one important proviso: In voting for members of the AA, each voter would have one vote for each dollar he paid in direct taxes.
The AA would therefore be dominated by those who paid most of the taxes. In other words, those who paid the piper would call the tune (or at least have a veto) on federal expenditures; whereas those who paid little in the way of taxes could not insist that the federal government spend money on the programs they favor. There would be neither taxation without representation, nor representation without proportional taxation.