Should voters be paid to vote, or?

The Chicago Tribune article titled, Want to boost voter turnout? Pay people to cast their ballot, reported various schemes to get voters to vote.

The Purpose of This Post

Is to question, what Is a worse scenario for a Democratic Republic, people who don’t care to vote, or a uniformed voter?

King Solomon,

He who works in a half-hearted way, is brother to a wrecker. (Proverb, 18:9)

The one envisaged is slack and lazy in his business. He does not act as if he expected to be successful and his half-hearted unconvincing efforts are ruinous. He is a brother to a wrecker in a sense that although he does not ruin himself by wild insensate behavior which is devoid of self-interest and self-destructive, yet the end of his lethargy coincides with that of recklessness. (Proverbs Mc Kane)

What’s My Point?

If a person is a halfhearted voter, or uniformed who they are casting their vote for just to vote and perhaps be paid or some incentive, perhaps it Is better they don’t vote.

For example, there are numerous articles of written opinions and reasons as follows:

“An uniformed voter is worse than not voting,”

 “Americans are generally more likely to believe that greater political participation would advantage the Democratic Party rather than the GOP.”

“Why Democracy Doesn’t Deliver “

My point is there is a much wiser incentive than to pay people to exercise their Right to Vote.

In My Opinion,

A wise incentive to get people to vote is to not allow political candidates to make promises they will make changes without a plan how they will implement and fund the changes they propose.

For example, if a candidate promises to support universal health care, how will their plan be funded?

If a candidate promises to improve the economy and jobs, what is his or her plan?

Pay for free college funding plan?

Green New Deal funding plan?

Illegal immigration, what do they propose to do and how will the costs be funded?

There is a current bill for reparations for descendants of slaves emerges as key issue in 2020 Democratic field. How will it be funded?

In other words, in a previous post, I explained that 50 percent of Americans only pay 3 percent of Federal Taxes and the other 50 percent pay 97 percent.

If you want to see voter participation increase, if politicians start telling facts and a plan instead of making vague promises that if elected, they will make changes, voters will participate if they are the ones who are going to have to be the ones who will pay the increased taxes.

That is unless, the politicians will say their proposals will be paid for by borrowing to add to the present 22 trillion-dollar federal deficit.

If Interested,

Read the articles in the Source links below and the previous post.

You Decide,

Will voters come out to vote if the incentive is that if they do not vote, they will be paying higher taxes.

Will any voter be uniformed if they are told the truth instead of a bunch of campaign promises that if they are elected, everything will be beautiful because “Change we can believe in” and the chant “Yes We Can”.

Will a halfhearted voter, or non-voter, or an uniformed voter, be a half-hearted wrecker to our Nation?

Is a half-hearted promise of change without a plan to fund a wise or foolish campaign promise?

Regards and good will blogging.

Chicago Tribune

https://www.pressreader.com/usa/chicago-tribune/20190405/281818580201205

King Solomon, You Get the Leaders You Deserve

https://rudymartinka.com/2019/04/02/king-solomon-deserving-of-leaders/

“A uniformed voter is worse than not voting,”

https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/opinion/readers/2018/10/18/elections-uninformed-vote-worse-than-not-voting/1657905002/

 “Americans are generally more likely to believe that greater political participation would advantage the Democratic Party rather than the GOP.”

https://www.prri.org/research/american-democracy-in-crisis-voters-midterms-trump-election-2018/

Why Democracy Doesn’t Deliver