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Thread: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I think it should still be a holiday in the sense that people should scheduled off one of the two days, but I don't think it should be paid. With two days, I think a majority of businesses should be able to juggle schedules well enough to not be hurt by it. And if that wouldn't work, than we should have a full week to vote with a guaranteed scheduled off day at some point during that week.

    Most places have open polling a week or more before the official voting day anyway, so we just need to make sure it happens on the weekends as well, so I doubt it would cost more and I think it would be flexible enough to accommodate everyone.
    Well screw that, I need to be at work more than I need to be voting.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Well screw that, I need to be at work more than I need to be voting.
    Do you normally work 7 day weeks?

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    I remember one year where I couldn't vote because I worked a 12-hour shift. Turns out, it didn't affect the election at all. The people I would have voted who lost still would have lost and the people I would have voted for that won didn't need my help.


    Our votes don't really matter. They tell us that they matter so that we can buy into the illusion that we as individuals count, but we don't. We're all expendable.

    BTW, happy fourth of July.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Do you normally work 7 day weeks?
    Sometimes 6, not usually 7.
    I gotta say that if I'm pulling a 6 day week, voting will be the least of my concern on my day off.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Sometimes 6, not usually 7.
    I gotta say that if I'm pulling a 6 day week, voting will be the least of my concern on my day off.
    At least you would have a guarenteed chance, which is better than what we have now.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    At least you would have a guarenteed chance, which is better than what we have now.
    I have a chance even working 7 days, it's that I don't care all that much.
    I mean I do care but I know that I'm not that important when put in perspective.

    Pretending for a moment that I did, I've got plenty of time to vote.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Our votes don't really matter. They tell us that they matter so that we can buy into the illusion that we as individuals count, but we don't. We're all expendable.
    but who'll vote if they expend all the individuals?
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    dear lord do we have to listen to "out of gas" arguments and trivial arguments like you don't live in a democracy you live in a democratic republic. Last time I hear everyone gets a vote.
    They do.
    They get to vote if they show up to vote.
    We shouldn't force private businesses to close and lose sales because of some lame ass "social justice" argument for why we need voting to be convienient for everyone involved.

    They already started early voting in order to be convenient. On top of that many private businesses provide employees the ability to leave work to vote as long as they ask and return with a "I voted" sticker showing they voted.

    We don't need to force private businesses to stop working (thus hurting the economy) just to get a few hundred more people to the polls which won't effect the outcome of the election.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Sometimes 6, not usually 7.
    I gotta say that if I'm pulling a 6 day week, voting will be the least of my concern on my day off.
    And you accept that and move on.

    Your not whining about needing a holiday incentive in order to get your lazy ass to the polls either.
    "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 Caine View Post
    And you accept that and move on.

    Your not whining about needing a holiday incentive in order to get your lazy ass to the polls either.
    Oh I definitely want a holiday incentive.
    I want to get paid for doing nothing but that's another story.
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