Perhaps no vaccine incentive is more desirable than one million dollars.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced this week the state will run five $1 million lottery draws each week from May 26 to June 23.
The New Orleans City Council organized the event on May 13, which they’ve advertised with the slogan, “1 shot for 1 pound.”
The promotion is a partnership with a local business incubator and attendees will receive both a vaccine — either Moderna or Johnson & Johnson — and a free pound of boiled crawfish. The first 30 people in line will also receive a free gift card.
Anyone who pre-registers and drives another city resident to a vaccination site will get the $50 card as a reward.
“Pushing past our inability to manage and win the argument on social media, we really had to be more inventive about how to get the attention of the greater, grander community,” said Detroit Deputy Mayor Conrad L. Mallett.
And the list goes on.
I got vaccinated a couple of months ago.
I am “an essential government contractor in the defense manufacturing industry.”
We were told that while vaccination wasn’t mandatory, it would be “severely encouraged” and if we didn’t have the vaccine, getting into government facilities for meetings and whatnot would be difficult.
So I complied.
Now the holdouts are getting free shit. Gift cards, food, and lottery tickets.
They threatened me at the front of the line and California is a week away from subsidizing sex workers into giving blowjobs to guys standing in line for the vaccine.
As a law-abiding, tax-paying citizen, the government really does everything in its power to make me feel like a sucker who gets fucked over for doing the right thing.
If I ever ran as a darkhorse President or something, my entire platform would be to reverse this.
If the government is giving out gift cards and blowjobs it’s to all the law-abiding, tax-paying, civic-minded citizens, and everyone else can get fucked.