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Thread: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    What's wrong with that? I don't care if they take the rest of the day off, or if they take the day off without voting later. But there's nothing wrong with giving people ample opportunity to vote.

    And there's a reason why older people are such a powerful voting bloc - it's because they are retired and have the free day to vote. By making it a holiday, more people can take advantage of it to vote, which they probably will.
    I prefer old people to be a powerful voting block. They know what the **** is going on because they have dealt with bull**** politicians for many decades, they know a bull**** politician when they see it.

    The younger folks don't know any better.... The younger folks only think about what that politician will give them, they don't care about what a politician's effect on the future will be, they are just worried about the now, about themselves. The older folks want to look out for their children and their grandchildren as well. The process of maturing as an adult gives one better insight into these things.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I doubt it will have zero impact. And there are certain things that I consider to be more important than money.
    Like has already been stated several times in this thread, the people who want to vote, will, and the one who don't, won't. Unless you can show that a significant number of people do not currently vote because they can't, then all you're talking about is wasting a ton of money for something that will likely have no impact on voter turnout.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Or we can have both early voting and a vacation day and those who voted early have the benefit of a day off for their prudence.
    This statement above equals.

    "I just want to have another day off work, so this is a good idea."
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Like has already been stated several times in this thread, the people who want to vote, will, and the one who don't, won't.
    Doesn't mean I believe that statement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Unless you can show that a significant number of people do not currently vote because they can't, then all you're talking about is wasting a ton of money for something that will likely have no impact on voter turnout.
    Not necessarily. Most companies have one or two floating holidays that they can use.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Do you think that creating a mandatory holiday for elections would increase voter turnout?
    Woo hoo! Paid day off.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Doesn't mean I believe that statement.
    That's your prerogative, but in my experience, it's 100% true. How many more people do you figure would vote if there was a holiday for it>


    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Not necessarily. Most companies have one or two floating holidays that they can use.
    That's fine for the companies that do, but what about federal employess that will be paid for this holiday and not work?
    What about federal employees? If this is a mandatory holiday, they will have to be paid to not work.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    This statement above equals.

    "I just want to have another day off work, so this is a good idea."
    If this idea ever becomes popular, it will be marketed as social justice because the working poor don't have time to vote or some other similar crap.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If this idea ever becomes popular, it will be marketed as social justice because the working poor don't have time to vote or some other similar crap.
    You can see that same sentiment in this thread.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If this idea ever becomes popular, it will be marketed as social justice because the working poor don't have time to vote or some other similar crap.
    Funny thing is...

    The working poor will still be at work on this great holiday.

    Someone will need to feed all these bank hour working types and their families as they travel the city enjoying their day off work full of fun filled activities.
    Someone will need to make their fries, steaks, cappuccinos... someone will need to work the register at the bowling alleys and skating rinks, and all those places where people go to have fun.
    Someone will have to tend the bars. Someone will have to wait tables for the families that go out to eat to celebrate "Election Day 20??"
    And let me tell you, folks who work these jobs are the "working poor".
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    You can see that same sentiment in this thread.
    If don't don't agree with it, you hate poor people!
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