Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Also Businessmen Should Be Denied The Vote

The Derb nudges Pat Sajak - a very important game show host! - into the ninth circle of hell:

Pat Sajak: “I’m not suggesting that public employees should be denied the right to vote …”

Go ahead, Pat: say it. I did, back in 2003.

If you let public employees vote, what do you think they are going to vote for? For more public spending, more government jobs, higher government wages. Can you vote yourself a pay raise? No, and neither can I. Bill Bureaucrat and Pam Paperpusher can, though, and they do. Bill and Pam have no problem at all with ever-swelling public budgets, with ever-expanding public services, with the creeping socialism that is slowly throttling our liberties out of existence.

It’s an idea whose time will soon come.

I'm with the Derb:




NutellaonToast said...

Let's not forget the elderly, anyone on disability, anyone on welfare, anyone who's taken a tax break for buying a new house or energy efficient appliance, those guys who expect the fire dept to actually put out fires, animals in shelters and endangered wild species and the entire state of Alaska.

mikey said...

Now that terrorist judge Phillips has opened the gates of hell and unleashed the furies on our poor, innocent soldiers, my understanding is that the troops will fuck themselves. And each other. And the sergeant. And his jeep. Just about anything with a butt...

Substance McGravitas said...

If you think the government should do something you should not be allowed to vote.

Smut Clyde said...

Indeed, voters should not vote, since it would give them a vested interest in the functions of government.

NutellaonToast said...

Look, we all know where this is heading and frankly I'm relieved to finally see the "Derb for Dictator" camp getting the widespread support it has deserved for so long.

Smut Clyde said...

Bill Bureaucrat and Pam Paperpusher can [vote themselves pay increases], though, and they do
That would make for an interesting referendum.

W/v = 'corgi'. I thought everyone had forgotten about that episode.

Substance McGravitas said...

The comment under Pat's post is fun:

This is a great idea. Citizens should only be able to vote on things that don't affect them. We could set up independent "voting panels" and they can decide what things people can vote on. And then we can publish how individuals voted so if we figure out that if someone benefited from voting, we can retroactively take that vote away.

As my grandkids would say, "cool beans." This is the best idea that has ever appeared on The Corner and I think it is demonstrative of The Corner's general quality vis-a-vis thinking things through and having good ideas about cool things that are not at all stupid. You really "solved the puzzle."

Substance McGravitas said...

Also bothered to add a link to the Derb's post. It's not going over well in comments.

tigris said...

It’s an idea whose time will soon come.

Want do we want?
No voting rights!
When do we want it?

J— said...

The comment under Pat's post is fun

I'll be keeping an eye on AOLMUSCLEGRANDMA. She's got potential!

Substance McGravitas said...

Long may she not burst into a cloud of tinier AOLMUSCLEGRANDMAS.