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Old 11-06-2014, 04:15 PM
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The recent threads have given me a winning business idea.

Rather than spending millions on advertising, just buy people's votes.

As a voter you go onto buymyvote.com and enter your zip code (or whatever) and it tells you all the local, state and national elections you are eligible to vote in over the next twelve months.

You then tick the boxes for the votes you are willing to pledge...I'm suspecting all of them at this point.

This is where it gets a bit tricky in that how are you going to prove to your benefactor(s) that you voted the way they wished and that they got value for money?

Well, the funds are "escrowed" and only the winner has to pay out to those that publicly pledged to back him! Genius!

You could have "pledge polls" on the site as to where the smart pledges are being placed.

A struggling candidate could come in and outbid the other "horses" by upping their "payout" to those that pledge to vote for him instead. You are allowed to change horses in mid stream.

I'll take a small % as the site owner.

This time next year, I'll be on easy street.
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Genius JD! Except...isn't it already like that? Money rules all in the political roles.

What is keeping opponents A & B from secretly teaming up? And what if the promise to pay up never comes to fruition? Never seen that before (cough cough Obamacare)
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Used to happen around here all the time with a local cab service, sample ballots, and half pints of vodka.
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Used to happen around here all the time with a local cab service, sample ballots, and half pints of vodka.
I can not be bought for less than a pint of vodka.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Dreamer View Post
The recent threads have given me a winning business idea.

Rather than spending millions on advertising, just buy people's votes.

As a voter you go onto buymyvote.com and enter your zip code (or whatever) and it tells you all the local, state and national elections you are eligible to vote in over the next twelve months.

You then tick the boxes for the votes you are willing to pledge...I'm suspecting all of them at this point.

This is where it gets a bit tricky in that how are you going to prove to your benefactor(s) that you voted the way they wished and that they got value for money?

Well, the funds are "escrowed" and only the winner has to pay out to those that publicly pledged to back him! Genius!

You could have "pledge polls" on the site as to where the smart pledges are being placed.

A struggling candidate could come in and outbid the other "horses" by upping their "payout" to those that pledge to vote for him instead. You are allowed to change horses in mid stream.

I'll take a small % as the site owner.

This time next year, I'll be on easy street.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:49 AM
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That's a good one too!

www.getoutofmycountry.com

This is a site where people crowd-fund to deport illegal immigrants one by one and pay them to stay away. The immigrant is black-listed from entering the USA for life. They get say...$5K for agreeing to leave.

I can see problems with this one though. People coming just to get deported.
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They already have a "buy my vote" program, they call it EBT.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Dreamer View Post
The recent threads have given me a winning business idea.

Rather than spending millions on advertising, just buy people's votes.

As a voter you go onto buymyvote.com and enter your zip code (or whatever) and it tells you all the local, state and national elections you are eligible to vote in over the next twelve months.

You then tick the boxes for the votes you are willing to pledge...I'm suspecting all of them at this point.

This is where it gets a bit tricky in that how are you going to prove to your benefactor(s) that you voted the way they wished and that they got value for money?

Well, the funds are "escrowed" and only the winner has to pay out to those that publicly pledged to back him! Genius!

You could have "pledge polls" on the site as to where the smart pledges are being placed.

A struggling candidate could come in and outbid the other "horses" by upping their "payout" to those that pledge to vote for him instead. You are allowed to change horses in mid stream.

I'll take a small % as the site owner.

This time next year, I'll be on easy street.
I agree, genius.
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
They already have a "buy my vote" program, they call it EBT.
It is sad but you nailed it.
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
They already have a "buy my vote" program, they call it EBT.



Isn't that the truth.
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
They already have a "buy my vote" program, they call it EBT.
all too true!
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I think some of you are missing the nuance of this revolutionary social contract.

Immediacy.

Let's say "Party A" allegedly buys votes by offering long term social incentives.

This pisses off "Party B". They don't wish to offer long term social incentives, so they offer short term ones.

Have $100 today! Vote for me!

"Dammmmn, cuz, one hundred dollar, you fo real? You messin? Dammmmn. When I get my money?"
"Why that's a great question my man; when I'm successfully elected of course. Now run along and tell your associates, that if elected you each get $100."
"Yo, man, fo realz?"

Now, you are not buying votes of course. You are pledging a gift that if elected you will gift cash to those who publicly backed you on buymyvote.com...I may have to rename the site.
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Originally Posted by landfisher99 View Post
get it!
Maybe JD is the seller???
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Originally Posted by gamefish25 View Post
Maybe JD is the seller???


I just bought it for the hell of it...


My asking price is $4,000.00
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
They already have a "buy my vote" program, they call it EBT.
No its called the mortgage interest tax deduction. Same thing.
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No its called the mortgage interest tax deduction. Same thing.
Actually, it's not. To qualify for a "tax deduction", you have to first have a tax liability (owe a tax). For the most part, the EBT crowd has no tax liability to begin with. The mortgage interest tax deduction is a break for a NET taxpayer.

Also, most of the EBTers get a "tax credit" from the Earned Income Tax Credit. A credit is paid out whether the recipient has a tax liability or not. The EITC pays them a check even though they have no tax liability. Say a single mother with 2 children earns $20k in Mississippi. Her Fed withholdings will be very small and all of it will be returned to her when she files as Head of Household. Plus, she will get about $7,000 EITC 'free money'. This is the only thing that motivates these folks to file a tax return, although calling it a tax return is a misnomer. If she married the baby daddy, she would likely lose some of the EITC. Isn't Government great!
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
No its called the mortgage interest tax deduction. Same thing.
Not even close to the same thing
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If one party ran on abolishing the MITD and unequivocally guaranteed that they would do it as the first order of business, all for the greater good of the USA...would you vote for them?

When I had my big house, I know I wouldn't have. I'd have said "f*** that, that deduction is killer. I needs to be gettin' my money...nome sayin!"
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