Saturday, March 18, 2017

$10 fine for failing to vote

From the Daily News:

A state lawmaker from Manhattan wants to make it costly for New Yorkers not to vote.

Assemblywoman Deborah Glick, a Democrat, introduced legislation this week that would establish “compulsory voting” in the state and punish those who don’t vote with a $10 fine.

“Mandatory voting would drastically increase civic participation and transform the political arena by making politicians more reflective of the constituents that elected them,” Glick wrote in a memo submitted with the bill.

Under Glick’s bill, any eligible voter who fails to vote would be hit with the $10 fine unless they have a “valid excuse” why they couldn’t do so. The legislation does not specify what constitutes a valid excuse.

Any fines collected would be used to improve the electoral process, the memo stated.

Glick’s bill drew prompt scorn from Senate Elections Committee Chairman Fred Akshar (R-Binghamton), who gave it little chance of ever being enacted.

“Last time I checked, this was the United States of America and people have the right to vote or not to vote,” Akshar said.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about fining the illegals that vote falsely instead? Make people start showing identification at the polls and just fine anyone who tries to impersonate someone else.

Anonymous said...

Should be the law of the land and a federal holiday that ALL businesses should honor! Voting is mandatory in many countries.

Anonymous said...

Clear proof these 'politicians' have too much time on their hands and don't live in the real world.

We need to get rid of a layer or two of government. Too many jobs overlap.

Start with this moron.

Dee Travelz said...

The real issue is that voting takes place on ONE day , and that day happens to be a fucking WORK day. Election day should either be a national holiday , or take place over a period of 4 days that cover the weekend . Say from a Friday to a Monday . Or , with today's technology, there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to vote online from home. I don't want to hear about how voting online may lead to hacking. That is ALREADY HAPPENING

Anonymous said...

Isn't having Deborah Glick as our representative (for what - 12 terms now?) punishment enough for not voting?

Anonymous said...

Voting is mandatory in many countries.

Yes, Communist Countries.

Reminds me of the time Sharpton wanted a law that said police defendants in criminal cases could not waive a jury. A right is just that, a right, I can waive it but you can't take it away from me. She should be kicked out of office for even suggesting this!

Anonymous said...

Sig heil!!!

Anonymous said...

Note to Deborah Glick, your tribe was in charge of communism and killed hundreds of millions of people. This is well documented, so you have the nerve to fine people for not voting? In America? What's next, send them to jail? But you have no problem with illegals, after all they vote for you and your communist party.
You should be tried and locked up for a long time.

Anonymous said...

Everyone complains that Trump is a dictator, but every day I see more and more these democratic politicians are actually the dictators and are no good for us. They want to tax and fine everything. Could you imagine if Trump had suggested this, the absolute outrage there would be? But since it is one of out communist City Council members, not a peep.

What happens when people don't pay the fine, do they go to jail? Then when the poor cops get stuck taking people to jail for not paying these stupid fines because that is their job, I'm sure good old Deborah Glick will be out there protesting the "mean racist" cops locking up poor minorities.

We really have to start waking up people.

Anonymous said...

The daily beatings will continue until morale improves.

Anonymous said...

Note to Deborah Glick, your tribe was in charge of communism and killed hundreds of millions of people

Yeah, life was peachy keen for all of the Jews stuck behind the Iron Curtain, so much so that Stalin tried to sequester them in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast from the age-old Russian violence against them, a "haven" which didn't protect them all too well from purges anyway. I guess their mass emigration to the United States and Israel was because they got tired of borscht? Plenty of Jews have no interest in this crackpot's intrusive bills, and shame on your for tarring the rest of us with her. Keep your antisemitism off of this forum, and save it for your drinking buddies, you bigot.

Anonymous said...

Socrates went to jail rather than vote

Anonymous said...

That's just what we need, more ignorant people voting.

>The real issue is that voting takes place on ONE day , and that day happens to be a fucking WORK day. Election day should either be a national holiday , or take place over a period of 4 days that cover the weekend . Say from a Friday to a Monday .

THIS THIS THIS

> Or , with today's technology, there is no reason why we shouldn't be able to vote online from home. I don't want to hear about how voting online may lead to hacking. That is ALREADY HAPPENING

NO NO NO
Our security tech is no where up to ready for online voting. You want it to be hacked even more??

>Note to Deborah Glick, your tribe was in charge of communism and killed hundreds of millions of people.

She's not Russian, WTF are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

Keep your antisemitism off of this forum, and save it for your drinking buddies, you bigot.

I'm Jewish you idiot. Lets check all the commie leaders and lets see who they were, including Stalin and the killing of the Russian Royal family. Now who did it?
Stop calling people names when you haven't gotten a clue what you are talking about.
Check on George Soros the big hero who was praising the good times during Hitler's reign.
Really? They were good times?
Maybe for you and your fellow commie tribe members.

Anonymous said...

And what do her fellow council members say about this?

Anonymous said...

>Stalin

Georgian

>the killing of the Russian Royal family

Ridding the world of that clan of murderous, incompetent inbreds was the only good thing the Bolsheviks did.

>Hitler

Not a commie, WTF are you going on about?

>Maybe for you and your fellow commie tribe members.

Collective guilt is a cultural Marxist belief. If you hate commies so much, why are you practicing it?