March 20, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Just Totally Backed Off His Position on This Controversial Issue

Yesterday at an event in Cleveland, Ohio, President Obama explained that he wanted to make voting in the United States compulsory.
But twenty-four hours later, and amid mounting backlash, the President has changed his tune.
The White House Thursday walked back President Obama’s comments in favor of mandatory voting in the U.S.
“The president was not making a specific policy prescription for the United States,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

At a town-hall event in Cleveland on Wednesday, Mr. Obama described compulsory voting as “a better strategy” in the short term than pushing for a Constitutional amendment to counter increased campaign spending in the U.S. since the Supreme Court’s ruling in the “Citizens United” case.
“It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during a town-hall event in Cleveland. “That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.”

He mentioned Australia, which had mandatory voting and citizens can face a fine for not going to the polls, and said it was an example of the “creative ways” needed to counter money in politics.
Mr. Earnest said Mr. Obama was giving “a pretty open-ended answer” in response to a question about the impact of money in elections. …

1 comment:

  1. Whatever is not mandatory will be strickly forbidden. You're free to do exactly what we say and nothing else. Sieg Heil!