Election Day on April 15th? - 04/16/14

  It's a day after tax day, and I was thinking about how much more productive we could make April 15th. It's probably not a surprise that election day is seven months later in the year. Congress wants to make sure they don't have an angry electorate on their hands when voters go to the polls. But maybe that's exactly what we need.

  Why not have election day on the same day that is the deadline to file your taxes? If you're happy, it'll be reflected in your vote. But if you're not happy, that'll be reflected as well.

  Just a thought.

 

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