theman

Just a Thought

At least one Elector of the Electoral College has said he'd rather resign than cast his vote for Trump. At least six other Electors have stated they planned to change their votes for Hillary Clinton.

Voting contrary to how your state voted carries a fine for people in the Electoral College. The fine can be about $1,000. For a lot of them, it's no big deal... but I'll bet for some, it's the only thing keeping them from changing their vote. Clinton won the popular vote by over 2 million.

So... What if somebody started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to cover the fees of Electors that change their votes to Clinton? Would that be a bad thing? Would that be wrong?
theman

You Get What You Vote For

And now that Republicans are in charge, the austerity they forced on the American people will undoubtedly stop. A huge tax cut will add to purchasing power and demand growth in the economy. It will do so incredibly inefficiently, creating about 1 job for every 4 that could be created if this money was spent more intelligently.

But job creation has to take a back seat as a goal to maximizing the take of the top 1 percent, so, tax cuts for rich households it is. Inefficient stimulus, but lots of it.


Bill Moyers comments on the upcoming Trump administration, and the policies that do not benefit his followers: *LINK*
theman

Quote

How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? ... Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

--Psalm 82
theman

Good Read

"A defining feature of humans is their resilience."

A historian speculates what's next for America. (Oddly enough, one of the more uplifting things I've read this week.) *LINK*
theman

Reality Check

Donald Trump has betrayed everyone who ever put their faith in him: his investors, his employees, students at his university, and even his wives. His whole life has been one con game after another.

ATTENTION, TRUMP SUPPORTERS: He will betray you, too.

It's only a matter of time.