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Offline Machiavelli

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Investor's Business Daily
August 21, 2014

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Elections: The city of Los Angeles is considering paying voters to encourage turnout. Needless to say, it's a ridiculous idea that will reward low-information voting, foster political demagogues and breed corruption.

Sure, some in the political class will say what's not to like? Higher voter turnout sounds good and, more to the point, the political left likely will benefit from paying people to vote.

This is what's done, officially or not, in places like Venezuela, Central America and southern Mexico, where the political class doles the goodies and subliterate voters sell their votes for bags of beans. Lots of left-wing demagogues have been elected on populist waves.

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Re: Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2014, 03:56:55 PM »

People already get paid to vote.

They're called 'benefits'...


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Re: Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2014, 07:21:33 PM »
People already get paid to vote.

They're called 'benefits'...

You see...we can agree on something Dan.
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Re: Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2014, 08:09:44 PM »
You see...we can agree on something Dan.


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Re: IBD: Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2014, 08:49:40 PM »
I should have posted this in the Opinion section. Perhaps someone can move it there?  ^-^
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Re: IBD: Another Dumb Idea From Los Angeles (paying people to vote)
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2014, 10:37:09 PM »
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This idea ain't from Los Angeles and it ain't new.

The democrats have been paying people to vote for years!


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