Sunday, November 06, 2005

the anti-vote

Californians vote on everything. In fact, I'm nearly convinced to vote no on all the propositions Tuesday because I think the initiative process is a bad idea.

For example, there's a proposition to lower the price of prescription drugs. Sounds good, right? The drug companies sponsored their own initiative with plenty of loopholes, a smaller bill for the state, and it's conveniently placed directly ABOVE the legitimate drug proposition. Drug companies have spent 76.5 million dollars as of October 28th on the campaign. Equally sleazy is the move to put parental notifications for abortion on the ballot just to bring out a certain demographic of voters.

Why not take this democratic process to the next absurd level and put up our votes for sale on eBay? All the proceeds could go towards paying for the special election.


Blogger Old Man Rich said...

I rather like the idea of putting votes on ebay. Let those who don't care make some cash. Give those who care passionately (either way)the chance of a bigger say.

More cynically, the party with the biggest war chest wins. No change there then, but meanwhile we can all make a few bucks. And because the parties spend all thier money on votes, they dont flood us with leaflets, door knockers, TV campaigns and other irritations.

The more I think about it, the better it seems. Whats the worst that could happen? George and Tony, and it already did.

4:12 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

When you secede and create your own country, declaring The Crown as the capital and taxes to be measured in pints, let me know.

1:17 PM  

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