Let's think about his bright plan for a moment. If it's mandatory then how will the federal government know who is supposed to be voting? How will they know who doesn't vote (state's have a difficult time now with voting procedures and tracking)? How will someone get penalized? If they decide to charge someone for not voting how will they get their money? They can't take it from their income tax returns because millions of people don't pay taxes. Will they send them a bill in the mail? What if they don't pay it will we have a new government collections department tracking down payments?
It truly scares me that President Obama goes around saying things like this. I don't care which party you support...he's an idiot.