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Get Paid To Not Vote

A counterpart to get paid to vote
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Quite simply, people who don't want to vote will get paid to not attend the voting booth. :D

Thus helping reward political apathy, an in theory ensure that the only people who vote are passionate.


change that to get paid NOT to vote, and you might have something here. — theircompetitor, Jan 19 2012 [delete]

mofosyne, Nov 21 2014

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[mofosyne, Nov 22 2014]


       Then again, the kinds of people who would actively vote... are the kinds of people who think they know what's best for the country. E.g. people voting because of ideology, or moral issues.   

       And as the saying goes... the more you think you know, the more you know less.
mofosyne, Nov 21 2014

       recycles old teacher joke...teacher complaining about one student "I taught him everything I know, and still he knows nothing"..   

       Seeing as you have a pay to vote and getting paid not to vote, the net balance is zero.   

       Government gives 20 quid to go vote, then raises taxes by 20 quid would be the easiest way to do it.
not_morrison_rm, Nov 22 2014

       £40 surely [rm]?
nineteenthly, Nov 22 2014

       Basically having to work on voting day covers this.
rcarty, Nov 22 2014

       eh but you could arguably say that a flat payment for all non voters is more effective against poorer voters than richer voters.   

       Would need to be somewhat proportional to income.
mofosyne, Nov 28 2014

       And proceeds could go to the candidate with the least campaign funds.
normzone, Nov 28 2014


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