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Quite simply, people who don't want to vote will get
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.
Jan 19 2012
Get Paid To Vote
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||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
||And as the saying goes... the more you think you know, the
more you know less.
||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.
||Basically having to work on voting day covers this.
||eh but you could arguably say that a flat payment for all non
voters is more effective against poorer voters than richer
||Would need to be somewhat proportional to income.
||And proceeds could go to the candidate with the least campaign funds.