We are faced with choices once again. Do we allow the ruling party to maintain the current stranglehold on the political process? Or do we install new Senators and Representatives.
The problem with this years elections as has been in prior years is a lack of participation by the citizenry. Folks just do not like politics, it is viewed by many as a neccessary evil of life here in the US. What can anyone do to engage John Q. Public enough to make him actually get off his ass and vote?
The answer is quite simple. Make voting tax deductable.
The setup would be simple, for taxyears in which national elections take place, allow an extra $200(est.) to be deducted off the bottom line (tax due) or added to any refund due the taxpayer, for each eligible voter that voted in the household. Of course the Election Boards would have to document the voters that cast their ballot and provide receipts to the voter.
This is an incentive for all Americans to get out of their armchairs and vote. Without incentives we will still be one of the lowest voter participating countries in the world, not a thing to be proud of. Shamefull non-participation in the election process is what got us where we are today.
I am a person that sees a problem and tries to fix it, been doing so all my life. Try to fix problems rather than create more. Some will feel my approach is not the right one, well I am open to suggestions.
Some times it is an idea that will make the difference between whether we end up sliding down that slippery slope into the fascist abyss, or not.