Dems propose paying for votes

Showing up at work with an “I voted” sticker on our chest has long been a proudly worn badge signifying fulfillment of civic responsibility. Others voted on their way home. Washington and Oregon have forsaken polling places in favor of mail-in only ballots. Arizonans have mail-in ballots as an option, as well as polls that are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. — providing a wide array of choices.

This process has worked well for us, our parents and preceding generations.  But the Democrats, specifically newly minted 2020 presidential candidates Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand and retread Bernie Sanders, fallaciously claim the numerous voter accommodations exemplify, “voter suppression.” In their bizarre thinking, the only way to circumvent this obvious contrivance said to keep minorities from voting is to give everyone paid days off — regardless of whether they have mailed in their ballot or chose not to vote. Perhaps follow-up paid days off should also be considered to allow a rest period following the arduous effort that was expended exercising their right to vote.

Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell minced no words as he went to the heart of this foolish and costly proposal, in a senate speech, with this question and response: 

“This is the Democrat plan to restore democracy? A brand-new week of paid vacation for every federal employee who would like to hover around while you cast your ballot?” McConnell asked from the Senate floor.

“Just what America needs, another paid holiday and a bunch of government workers being paid to go out and work for I assume … our colleagues on the other side, on their campaigns,” McConnell added.

Sanders, currently a registered Independent who caucuses with the Democrats, closing in on 80 in 2020, became a Socialist in college. He’s had several political incarnations including being a member of the far-left Liberty Union Party of Vermont. The other declared leftist presidential candidates mounting challenges to President Donald Trump, are radical fringers who run on free universal healthcare, child care and college for all, though still lagging behind the new crop of Socialists elected November 2018, notably Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) and Rashida Tlaib (MI). None of them explain how the free-everything-for-all will be paid for, but they all want to impose punishing tax rates on those they consider “the rich.” AOC wants a 70% tax rate on job creators to redistribute as Karl Marx envisioned. His mantra was the basis for the failed Socialist system which has brought suffering and devastation wherever it has been instituted, pledging: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”

7 Responses to Dems propose paying for votes

  1. Mike says:

    Require all elections to be held on Thanksgiving Day. Problem solved.

    • MacBeth says:

      The Democrats will fight that, saying Tryptophan, the sleep inducing hormone in turkey will render them unable to vote.

  2. Saguaro Sam says:

    Socialism, and what happened to Venezuela in a few short years:

    (7 and a half minutes of truth)

    Notice that ole Bernie Sanders has had some nip/tuck done prior to announcing his 2020 run? And racked up hundreds of thousands of dollars in air travel last year. He came into a boatload of money when he bowed to Hillary.

    Meanwhile,
    Oregon legislature working to Lower voting age to 16.

    • Arizona Conservative Guy says:

      Don’t be tempted to bypass the link in the last paragraph of this post. Paul R. Gregory of the Hoover Institute brilliantly details “Why Socialism Fails”

      https://www.hoover.org/research/why-socialism-fails

    • Braveheart says:

      Sam,
      Not that I doubt you, but couldn’t believe even the Pacific Northwest looneys would promote anything this outrageous so I Googled and found THIS substantiating news report:
      https://wgno.com/2019/02/19/oregon-may-lower-the-voting-age-to-16/

      Sixteen year olds are still living in their parent’s homes, eating the food and wearing the clothes they provide, and sleeping in the warm bedroom with heat that their parent’s paid the bills to keep on. Presumably they bath in the water they don’t pay for and use the soap, toothpaste and toilet paper that they didn’t purchase.

      Democrats are lunatics.

      • Realist says:

        Lunatics, yes. But there’s a method to their madness as we witnessed all too well with the striking teachers here in Arizona. With rare exceptions. they are all members of ultra leftwing unions and have access to America’s students during the weekdays when they work their part time jobs. (eg: Summers off, long holiday breaks…. that no other workers get.)

        During the time they are at work, they propagandize our kids, veering them ever further to the left. It doesn’t matter the grade level or subject, they subtly or even not so subtly indoctrinate, which is why so much of the youth vote went to Bernie Sanders in 2016 and why radicals like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are now in the US Congress.

        “Too busy” parents are unaware of what is happening in today’s public schools. Why else do you think the thrust to giving the vote to 16 year olds is gaining traction? They have been raised on liberalism regardless of what their parent’s political affiliation is.

        It’s time to wake up, if it’s not too late already.

  3. Maggie says:

    Watch Gillibrand speak. She is so overly Botoxed her face is expressionless as she lies about the votes for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and is actually corrected by Chris Cuomo, another liberal on his CNN show, where she thought she could get away with the deception. I was amazed that he held her feet to the fire, which she clearly didn’t expect.