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October 28, 2010

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Magno

Ontem eu fui pagar a multa por não ter votado no primeiro turno. O valor? R$3,51. Fala sério.. É claro, também não votarei no segundo.

Rmpenguino

Being a Brazilian born American citizen the mandatory vote seems more representative of the majority than the electoral system set up in the US. In the end the majority makes its voice heard and not some electoral system which isn't very transparent. Also like that Brazil has a consistent voting experience across the country. I've voted in different states and sometimes close counties have different voting methods, some not user friendly at all. Everyone can recall the 2000 election "hanging chad" debacle in Florida. As for voters being disenfranchised, that happens the world over because people don't really want to get involved in politics. Young people especially forget that it takes more than just experience to run and win, you need connections, knowledge of the political system and excellent funding to mobilize voters. If Dilma and Serra aren't your candidates sure you can make a campaign have have millions vote nulo for a certain number and make a point. But far more constructive would be to really energize the base and start campaigning with a candidate for the next election now. Obviously most people just do not care, so they will get the government they deserve.

Simone

I see your point Rmpenguino. But I think you are wrong about the last comment. People do care here. Otherwise, we would not have the massive (and increasing) support for Ficha Limpa. As you can see, this kind of involvement is finally paying off. We got Jader out and the movement against corruption is seeking to do even more. So it is not all lost, my dear. Just because you became an American citizen, you should not look down on your fellow Brazilian citizens. I am saying this in a light way. I don't think you are bragging about being an American an all. But you can't dissociate from your origins even if you were just born here.
I think that if YOU care, if you are not the "typical" Brazilian you were pointing before, you should support these campaigns for transparency and change in Brazilian politics in any way you possibly can.
Best regards.

Rachel, by the way, tonight there is a Globo debate for the 'indecisos'. That should be "fun" to watch.

Black Women

I love the concept of mandatory voting! The US should take a page from the Brazilians!

lenibeatriz

Magno, você disse que o Brasil vai ter o governo que merece. Já pensei assim por várias vezes. Mas será o certo? Como, pessoas com falta de estrutura física, financeira. psicológica e também sem tempo ( muitas porque trabalham e outras porque não se dedicam a obter informação) poderão ter interesse por política; ter algum envolvimento social?
O Brasil precisa de educação, saúde e trabalho e não do Bolsa Família - esmola que o governo distribui para tornar os pobres mais pobres e dependentes do Estado. Na minha opinião essas pessoas, para manterem o Bolsa Familia, elegeram Dilma Rousseff. Os extremos elegeram Dilma: os dependentes do Bolsa Família - bem pobres e sem instrução - , e os empresários ricos acompanhados por muitos servidores públicos. O motivo? Acredito que todos eles, para manter o que conseguiram pois acreditam que um outro governo poderia retirar suas mordomias.

lenibeatriz

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Paulo R.

Engraçado os serristas se queixarem de Bolsa Família, quando foi o seu candidato que fez as propostas mais populistas em relação a esse programa. Dobrar o orçamento do Bolsa Família: até parece que o Serra faria mesmo isso aí.

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