Monday, October 31, 2016

The Price Of A Vote

Back in the day you heard stories about ward heelers or local pols with "walking around money" which would be distributed to people who wouldn't otherwise be bothered to go to a polling place and vote. The amounts ran in the $5 to a pack of smokes range in return for a vote for the favored candidate.

Lately it's becoming harder to buy votes that cheaply as it would seem the recipients are remembering who it was whose economic policies got them there in the first place and are understandably reluctant to elect or reelect them, thus the runaway inflation in the amounts being offered, sometimes up to $300 in Cali where the cost of living is so much higher.

1 comment:

Merle said...

Wonder how many take the money, but don't deliver the vote? :)