Sell Your Vote – I’m Selling Mine!
If you haven’t read the article in the New York Times entitled:”Foreign Money Seeks to Buy Lebanese Votes” – I suggest you start there.
I personally have been offered a ticket to Lebanon before the elections to vote for a list of candidates! Many expatriates around me have had similar offers. The only reason I’m not taking it, I can’t leave in June due to milestone priorities.
But rest assured, and I guarantee all my readers, that I would have taken the free ticket (and party in Beyrouth). Furthermore, I encourage all Lebanese voters to vote depending on who pays them the most. Yeah, who pays you the most. Think it sounds cheap… read on.
Why would I sell my Vote
For one, that $800 I will receive for my vote (~$1500 for expats) is the most I will see from my Government! Plain & Simple this is what it comes down to. These same rascals that have governed our parliament have made us go through hell and torture; Think of the money in circulation being dumped into Lebanon from abroad. What Recession?
After all, the government will be forced to have a National Unity Government, whoever takes the majority, and will be a minority with Veto power anyways. So I suggest selling your vote to the Highest Bidder, and if you vote in Swing Districts, you can afford to up the price.
40 days left – Best of Luck!
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Tags: Bribery, Iran, March 14, Rigged, Saudi Arabia, US, Vote Buying
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