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  •  Pollchecker, what you want is a pyramid scheme. (0+ / 0-)

    Seriously.

    Same problem as selling Tupperware or cosmetics or whatever.

    Selling is good, but building the pyramid is what makes it last.

    Let's think about this. How to make it work....

    •  Pay people to vote (1+ / 0-)
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      waterstreet2013

      Turn up to vote, you get $5. Like jury duty. To get 100 million votes to the polls would cost only $500 million, a pretty small price to pay. It's a bigger incentive the poorer you are.

      Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

      by Anne Elk on Fri Jan 17, 2014 at 10:30:16 AM PST

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      •  How's about a tax credit ??? (0+ / 0-)

        Sure, $5. That's fair.

        •  Well to lower your taxes by $5, (0+ / 0-)

          it'd have to be more like $20. But I would just make it a voucher issued at the polling booth, one per voter. Remember that there are a lot of people who pay no income tax at all. You'd have to sign it at the voting booth. It would have the same number as you voting receipt and you could cash it in at any bank. Simple.

          Voting is the means by which the public is distracted from the realities of power and its exercise.

          by Anne Elk on Sat Jan 18, 2014 at 06:57:00 AM PST

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