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Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:29 PM

Should the federal govt offer a $1,000 payment to encourage vaccination?

In my opinion, yes govt should.

Currently, about 50% of adults in the USA are vaccinated. A far cry from the 70-80% that public health experts believe will turn the tide against covid and help get our lives back to some semblance of normal. Whatever normal is.

IMO im not sure if we'll ever return to normal but vaccines will help.

I'm just going to throw out some numbers.

I'm guessing that as many as half of vaccine hesitant people would get fully vaccinated if they had this cash incentive of $1000 for getting fully vaccinated.

Do you think that is a reasonable estimate?

Should President Biden pursue this?

It could be a game changer.

If these estimates are close to being right, this could possibly get our country near the 75% target of our citizens being vaccinated.

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Reply Should the federal govt offer a $1,000 payment to encourage vaccination? (Original post)
Imallin4Joe Aug 2021 OP
LakeArenal Aug 2021 #1
Luciferous Aug 2021 #4
Mme. Defarge Aug 2021 #2
TheBlackAdder Aug 2021 #30
Mme. Defarge Aug 2021 #31
TheBlackAdder Aug 2021 #33
Hoyt Aug 2021 #3
FakeNoose Aug 2021 #10
ColinC Aug 2021 #5
Trueblue1968 Aug 2021 #15
ColinC Aug 2021 #23
Trueblue1968 Aug 2021 #24
ColinC Aug 2021 #32
targetpractice Aug 2021 #6
questionseverything Aug 2021 #7
Raven123 Aug 2021 #8
50 Shades Of Blue Aug 2021 #9
former9thward Aug 2021 #11
crickets Aug 2021 #12
Celerity Aug 2021 #36
DURHAM D Aug 2021 #13
Trueblue1968 Aug 2021 #17
Trueblue1968 Aug 2021 #14
I_UndergroundPanther Aug 2021 #20
Harker Aug 2021 #16
jmowreader Aug 2021 #18
I_UndergroundPanther Aug 2021 #19
LisaL Aug 2021 #21
Captain Zero Aug 2021 #22
Hekate Aug 2021 #25
leftstreet Aug 2021 #26
SYFROYH Aug 2021 #27
ansible Aug 2021 #28
SYFROYH Aug 2021 #29
Mad_Machine76 Aug 2021 #34
boston bean Aug 2021 #35
Celerity Aug 2021 #37

Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:33 PM

1. I'd rather they have a million to we who have been vaccinated.

I hate paying people to do the right thing.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:36 PM

4. Right?!

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:35 PM

2. No carrots at this point,

but sticks.

Besides, if vaccine scoffers are rewarded then why not everyone who was willingly vaccinated?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 11:35 PM

30. Yep. Don't reward assholes for being assholes. Time to break out Harry S. Truman's BIG STICK!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:02 AM

31. TR?

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #31)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 07:38 AM

33. Yep, TR. My goof.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:36 PM

3. Not sure we can afford to pay stupid rubes every time they refuse

to take to help themselves and society.

Wouldn’t oppose doing it, but it’s sad commentary on our society and education system. Apparently, some other countries are going through the same ignorance.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:44 PM

10. This!

You're so right about that.

Paying them anything would start a system of massive fraud. You know it would. How much did Chump pay that smart kid to take his SAT's for him? What do some people sell their "clean" pee for, so drug users can "pass" their employer's drug screening test?

Pay people $1K to take the vaccine, they'll split the money with some homeless person who goes in and gets the shot with a fake ID. This shit happens all the time.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:37 PM

5. It should be based on time. A thousand for everybody who has been vaccinated and get vaxed in the

Next month. Then a scale down of a hundred bucks for every month somebody doesn't get vaxed. It is a carrot+stick, confirmed to work through developmental psychology.

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Response to ColinC (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:57 PM

15. BS...... THEY DON'T DESERVE A DIME. Send them to the moon.

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:33 PM

23. Might be a slightly harder sell

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Response to ColinC (Reply #23)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 11:04 PM

24. it is not a sell ... it is punishment for not getting the vaccine.

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 01:02 AM

32. I mean convincing people to make that a punishment

...would be a hard sell

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:37 PM

6. I don't think so...

... I'm in the camp that people who don't get vaccinated should face disincentives... No flying, no concerts, no DMV, vaccine passports for restaurants, stores, etc.

Why reward people for being stupid hold-outs? They'll just do it again in another pandemic.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:42 PM

7. People would do it for a hundred

Biden suggested it but nothing has been announced in Illinois about it

I personally know half a dozen young people on the edge that would take the jab tomorrow for $50
(Takes 2 jabs so $50 a jab)

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:43 PM

8. No.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:43 PM

9. If that's what it would take...

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:52 PM

11. No.

In fact, even talking about it will cause people to wait for it.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:54 PM

12. +1

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Response to former9thward (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 09:49 AM

36. +10000000000000000

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:54 PM

13. No. That rewards bad behavior.

Charge them $1000 on their income taxes for failure to get the shot.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:59 PM

17. RIGHT ON, MAKE them PAY $ 500 cuz they haven't done it. Make pay 1,000 every darn month thereafter

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:55 PM

14. I DEMAND ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS then also for getting one. Patriotic Paula, that's me.

70 years old Senior lady with CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE. Of COURSE I got the vaccine. I am NOT Stupid.


Hubby is a DISABLED MILITARY VET who has bad respiratory problems. He WORKS PART TIME AS A CHECKER AT A GROCERY STORE. He Deserves 1000 bucks also !!!!



IDIOTS who refuse because they are TRUMP lover A-holes.... they don't deserve money.
Send them all to the MOON for all i care.
My STUPID Niece and Nephews are dam Trump lovers and they refuse the shot. SEND THEIR ASS TO THE MOON. I way trip.


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I am SO PISSED at those who reuse the shot.

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Response to Trueblue1968 (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:08 PM

20. Send them to the moon

And push them without a space suit out of the capsule and strand them on the moon,that is if they live long enough outside the capsule to realize they are marooned on the moon.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 07:59 PM

16. No.

They should recant.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:02 PM

18. No.

If they're going to start passing out $1000 checks, give them to the people who are already vaccinated.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:04 PM

19. Time to give consquences

Beat their oppositional defiance and selfish bullshit senseless with the "stick".

Don't let them do anything until they get vaxxed.

Your faith in bullshit fades when you can't do anything or go nowhere.

Make it as uncomfortable for them as possible to refuse the vaccine.

I think everyone who IS vaccinated should get 1000 bucks.. we have put up with anti vaxx idiots for all this time,an doing the right thing.

And giving vaxxed people 1000 bux would make magats jealous and feel inferior and thier desire to be "superior" might actually get them the shot.

They are fuckholes make them pay for thier poor choices.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:13 PM

21. Your numbers are off.

50% of total population are fully vaccinated.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 08:23 PM

22. How about a $1K tax surcharge next yr if not

Vaccinated by September 30?

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 11:11 PM

25. No. Employers, however, should start informing their employees that it's a pre-requisite for return

…. returning to work.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 11:12 PM

26. $2,000 to ALL vaxxed individuals n/t

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 11:13 PM

27. absolutely. I'm surprised Joe hasn't done it already.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #27)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 11:18 PM

28. Who's gonna pay for it?

 

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Response to ansible (Reply #28)

Fri Aug 6, 2021, 11:20 PM

29. We'll pay for the incentive or we'll pay for it in hospitalizations or lockdown


As long as delta is around, it can mutate into something else.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 07:46 AM

34. Shouldn't have to

But whatever works at this point

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 09:20 AM

35. I thought so earlier, but if delta won't convince them, I am not sure what will.

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Response to Imallin4Joe (Original post)

Sat Aug 7, 2021, 09:55 AM

37. Reverse it. after the FDA gives full approval, then 90 days later fine ALL who are not vaxxed $1000

unless they have a VALID doctors excuse.

No more carrots, it's clobberin' time

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