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MrsSpringsteen 10-08-2018 04:55 PM

US PolitiX -Angry Left Wing Mob Edition
 
Thanks to DJT for the thread title. White supremacist marchers, good people there. Kavanaugh protestors, not so much..

Moonlit_Angel 10-08-2018 05:13 PM

I just saw a headline earlier where Trump thinks Democratic voters will vote for the GOP this November 'cause they saw what a "sham" the party's attempts to sink Kavanaugh were.

Hahahahahahaha...no.

MrsSpringsteen 10-08-2018 05:29 PM

And I'd avoid paying taxes on it too
 
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i just saw a headline earlier where trump thinks democratic voters will vote for the gop this november 'cause they saw what a "sham" the party's attempts to sink kavanaugh were.

Hahahahahahaha...no.


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Irvine511 10-08-2018 05:47 PM

I’m sure everyone’s seen the meme, but it must be stated that the 51 Senators in favor of Kavanaugh represent 141m people, and the 49 who aren’t represent 181m people. The president also lost the popular vote by 3m.

We have structural problems and are living in a less and less representational democracy. It’s not so much that the government is run by rich, straight, white men, but that voters from white, rural, less populated areas wield disproportional political power.

We have a problem.

Headache in a Suitcase 10-08-2018 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Irvine511 (Post 8280241)
I’m sure everyone’s seen the meme, but it must be stated that the 51 Senators in favor of Kavanaugh represent 141m people, and the 49 who aren’t represent 181m people. The president also lost the popular vote by 3m.

We have structural problems and are living in a less and less representational democracy. It’s not so much that the government is run by rich, straight, white men, but that voters from white, rural, less populated areas wield disproportional political power.

We have a problem.

Bigly

DaveC 10-08-2018 06:15 PM

not "US PolitiX"? :sad:

Headache in a Suitcase 10-08-2018 06:17 PM

PolitiXi

DaveC 10-08-2018 06:28 PM

the last one was part 9 (IX) tho

Moonlit_Angel 10-08-2018 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MrsSpringsteen (Post 8280238)

LOL, seriously.

Also a good point, Irvine. I've been wondering about that, too-the president's approval ratings continually hover in the thirties, and Congress' approval rating is even more embarrassingly low. You'd think that would tip them off that maybe a lot of people aren't happy with them.

But of course, if things are as skewed as you note in your post because of how representation is structured, that would certainly explain a large part of why they don't seem to care about that fact, or have no interest in doing anything about it.

MrsSpringsteen 10-08-2018 07:07 PM

Ooh live swearing in. It's like all Presidential and stuff. I hate to say it but Justice Ginsburg does not look well. I could swear Trump groaned under his breath after saying her name.

Irvine511 10-08-2018 07:07 PM

US Politics -Angry Left Wing Mob Edition
 
It’s a problem that’s built into the system and it’s been there forever, it’s just that America 2018 has greatly exacerbated these flaws. And it’s just going to get worse as populations continue to shift to the big cities.

Headache in a Suitcase 10-08-2018 10:54 PM

https://nypost.com/2018/10/08/feds-f...-side-mansion/


That awkward moment when the feds freeze the assets of the oligarch most connected to Manafort and the Russian attack on out election and find Jarvanka's best friend living there instead.

DaveC 10-09-2018 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by DaveC (Post 8280247)
not "US PolitiX"? :sad:

whichever mod fixed the thread title, i swear a wookie life debt to you if you make yourself known :heart:

mama cass 10-09-2018 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Irvine511 (Post 8280241)
I’m sure everyone’s seen the meme, but it must be stated that the 51 Senators in favor of Kavanaugh represent 141m people, and the 49 who aren’t represent 181m people. The president also lost the popular vote by 3m.

We have structural problems and are living in a less and less representational democracy. It’s not so much that the government is run by rich, straight, white men, but that voters from white, rural, less populated areas wield disproportional political power.

We have a problem.

how do taxes work over there? are the most highly populated (biggest tax revenue) states subsidising these rural states, or do your taxes stay in your own state?

because that would be ironic if these Trump voters are living off those they despise so much omg

Headache in a Suitcase 10-09-2018 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by mama cass (Post 8280351)
how do taxes work over there? are the most highly populated (biggest tax revenue) states subsidising these rural states, or do your taxes stay in your own state?

because that would be ironic if these Trump voters are living off those they despise so much omg

Both... There's state tax that stays within the state, and there's federal tax that is spread throughout the country. Federal tax is more than state.


The irony, though, isn't that liberal cities are funding red states. The irony is that red states are actively supporting cutting taxes at extreme levels, the benefit of which disproportionately helps liberal cities and, in turn, cuts funding to red states.

Irvine511 10-09-2018 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by mama cass (Post 8280351)
how do taxes work over there? are the most highly populated (biggest tax revenue) states subsidising these rural states, or do your taxes stay in your own state?



because that would be ironic if these Trump voters are living off those they despise so much omg



Oh, absolutely. California has, like, the fifth biggest economy in the world, larger than the UK. Hillary won “only” 500 counties, but they represent 64% of the GDP, whereas the 2,000 counties Trump won represent like 36%.

It’s just so ironic — the places that want to gut protections for workers and vote in the interest of the Koch brothers are themselves federal welfare queens.

MrsSpringsteen 10-09-2018 07:35 AM

Trump tweeted that he likes Taylor Swift's music 25% less because of her political post on Instagram. She endorsed the Democratic Senate candidate in Tennessee.

What a petty little man.

Headache in a Suitcase 10-09-2018 07:58 AM

Perhaps he should shake it off

Irvine511 10-09-2018 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 8280352)
Both... There's state tax that stays within the state, and there's federal tax that is spread throughout the country. Federal tax is more than state.


The irony, though, isn't that liberal cities are funding red states. The irony is that red states are actively supporting cutting taxes at extreme levels, the benefit of which disproportionately helps liberal cities and, in turn, cuts funding to red states.




And then they get mad because their lives are more difficult — life expectancy in red states is actually going down — and they turn around and blame ... immigrants.

mama cass 10-09-2018 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Headache in a Suitcase (Post 8280352)
Both... There's state tax that stays within the state, and there's federal tax that is spread throughout the country. Federal tax is more than state.


The irony, though, isn't that liberal cities are funding red states. The irony is that red states are actively supporting cutting taxes at extreme levels, the benefit of which disproportionately helps liberal cities and, in turn, cuts funding to red states.

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Originally Posted by Irvine511 (Post 8280353)
Oh, absolutely. California has, like, the fifth biggest economy in the world, larger than the UK. Hillary won “only” 500 counties, but they represent 64% of the GDP, whereas the 2,000 counties Trump won represent like 36%.

It’s just so ironic — the places that want to gut protections for workers and vote in the interest of the Koch brothers are themselves federal welfare queens.

ahh ok cheers! wow :lol:

not dissimilar to Brexit as well then, in terms of people shooting themselves in the foot... madness...


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