What If Only Taxpayers (or White People) Could Vote?

This might be the most disturbing electoral map ever created – even though it’s been skewed from a map of white voters. To envision so few people might vote Democrat if only taxpayers could vote is enlightening to say the least. This map originates from a liberal CNN-data fueled BuzzFeed article some time ago covering a multitude of antiquated and restrictive voting scenarios. In this scenario, both men and women can vote, but an effective poll tax is added back to exclude non tax paying voters. The poll tax, of course, disproportionately and significantly affects poor ethnic minorities as an unintended consequence. When they weren’t attacking black communities and destroying black lives and families – the Democrats aimed to eliminate blacks from voting and Republicans from office (that is, until they managed to manipulate the black community into voting Democrat in later years). To estimate the effect of a modern poll tax, and due to a lack of data, BuzzFeed smartly chose to show only white men and women voters.

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And yes, we are aware of this, we just disagree with the “falseness” of the “doctored” label as BuzzFeed was specifically trying to simulate the effects of a poll tax. Since we know the majority of poor, non-taxpayers are non-white (nearly 60%), and white people make up close to 90% of all taxpayers, we see good reason to agree with BuzzFeed’s assumption. Also, nearly 50% of nonvoters are minorities, and they make up only 20% of likely voters. You only need a small percentage change in demographics to flip most states from blue to red. Additionally, as everyone in this map would be considered a “taxpayer” due to the poll tax, the label sticks. Is it perfect? No, as we are obviously counting white non-taxpayers disproportionately. Is the map still probably correct? Yes. Remember folks, estimates are estimates, It’s impossible to determine exactly how many income taxpayers voted, and which candidate they voted for in the last election. Considering old voting laws like the poll tax also sought to provide greater representation to tax payers and land owners (aka, the real stakeholders), it’s safe to say an electoral map of solely taxpayers would look very similar to this. Simply put, since a state goes blue or red on very minor swings in the electorate makeup – we can make an educated guess. This is why we make assumptions.

If you don’t like this particular map (Snopes anyone?) – which is admittedly a postulate – and you instead seek biased media confirmation with rock-solid boring geek data, a slanted 2012 New York Times story inadvertently determined seventy five percent of voters near the poverty level voted Democrat in recent presidential elections. Considering this voting block is massive – despite what the New York Times would have you believe – it’s highly likely a map just like this would pan out. Last time I checked, there are nearly 50 million people in poverty in the United States. If we assume just 25% of them vote, and if 75% of those voters voted Democrat, that’s a voter swing of nearly 10 million in favor of Republicans. This would have resulted in a landslide victory for Romney, with 60 million votes for Romney to Obama’s 55 million. Guess what? The map above shows such a landslide victory. To put this into perspective, such a victory would approach the margin won by Ronald Reagan in 1980, and this was that map:

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And for all you picky people, Romney’s win would have looked like this:

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Look familiar? If you need more evidence than this, you’re thinking too hard – or perhaps too little. Looking at a map of white voters is clearly upsetting to some folks, but it’s probably shockingly accurate, and can be backed-up with basic data from other sources. Additionally, this data backs up our assumption even further. If anything, based on the available information, the original “doctored” map might be generously blue.

The bigger question is how can we decrease the overwhelming poverty rates among blacks and Hispanics (along with everyone else, of course)? However, racial issues aside, perhaps we should be asking why non-meaningful taxpayers are even allowed to vote in the first place? Since tax-dodging corporations can’t vote, we won’t worry about them for now – we’ll just focus on individuals. We’re not recommending a poll tax or any other specific approach necessarily – we’re just asking the question. Specifically, we’re looking at those of working age (not retired) who don’t pay income tax or capital gains tax and are clearly not contributing to the federal government in any meaningful way. To be clear, married couples with only one working spouse file jointly, so they both pay taxes. Of course, there should be some exemptions, the disabled, the retired, spouses, all veterans and those currently serving for example. We’re solely talking about people who are truly on the self-imposed federal dole – and for the record, property tax and sales tax go to state and local government, not the federal government. If you pay next to nothing towards the federal government, why should you have any say in how it operates? In fact, our founding fathers, and particularly the godfather himself, James Madison, absolutely supported a measure like this.

James Madison wrote extensively on oppression, and he feared the greatest risk of oppression in the United States would come from those citizens who did not own property. Madison believed that those who did not own property would likely outnumber those who did, thus providing them with a stronger voting block. As such, he feared an oppression of the minority rich, not unlike what the Nazis did to the wealthy minority Jewish class in Germany in the early 20th century. Madison also feared oppression by the rich, but decided their minority status would put them at much greater risk in a true democracy – this despite their greater individual wealth and influence. His solution was to provide two thirds of the voting power to the wealthy.

Perhaps it’s time we reconsider Madison’s ideas. If an overwhelming number of tax paying citizens votes Republican, maybe we should take note. The core of our society has illuminated the “check engine” light – a cry for help. While those of us who do not pay taxes continue to vote for more taxes, and more spending, it’s safe to say that eventually the chickens will come home to roost. While non-taxpayers continue to vote for the likes of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, taxpayers will overwhelmingly continue voting for lower taxes, less regulation, more freedom, less spending, and a stronger economy.

As Margaret Thatcher once said, “The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money,” and as James Madison said, “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.” Notice he specifically says many and elective, while also pointing out the obvious. Perhaps Madison knew we would be destined for tyranny without voter checks and balances like these?


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Huge U.S. Extremist Group Potentially Wants Mass Genocide and Brutal Oppression Against Women, Jews, and LGBT Members

Not forgetting the millions and millions of peaceful Muslims who live in this country, the extremist group we’re talking about constitutes over half of the U.S. Muslim population. This label does a massive disservice to those peaceful Muslims living in the U.S. and all around the world. As we currently don’t have another name, we can only refer to them as “a majority of U.S. Muslims,” or perhaps, “U.S. Muslim extremists.” For the sake of all peaceful Muslims, it is important we find a way to separate them from their violent, extremist counterparts. The sad fact is, it appears the bad outnumber the good.

In a largely ignored poll from the Center for Security Policy in June, a staggering 51% of U.S. Muslims agreed they should be allowed to govern and be governed according to Sharia Law. Say what you want about the Center for Security Policy, but first we need a legitimate poll which refutes this data. Of course, if it can be constructed, we need it fast. The fear is, a poll like this doesn’t currently, and might never exist. The Center for Security Policy poll was released two months ago, and we still don’t have refuting data. As such, there is good reason to fear this is no anomaly. Clearly, Muslim leaders must do more to quell the extremism running rampant throughout their communities. The argument from the left about a vast “misunderstanding of Sharia Law,” is utter nonsense – just read about what Sharia Law is to understand why. Perhaps there is a vast misunderstanding of what Sharia Law is among the Muslim community, but that’s another topic.

The reputable Pew Research has published similar data on many countries, but with the notable exception of the U.S. If the Center for Security Policy poll is correct, and we currently have no reason to believe it isn’t, Americans should be terrified. Sharia Law essentially promotes genocide against “non-believers,” the outright execution of LGBT community members, the mass extermination of Jews, brutal oppression against women, and routine beheadings. Under Sharia, the penalty for simply drawing the Prophet Muhammad is an immediate beheading.

Perhaps not shockingly, according to Pew Research, a vast majority (70%) of U.S. Muslims identify as or lean toward the Democrat Party. Only a tiny group (11%) identify as or lean toward the Republican Party. This should come as no surprise as nearly the same number of Muslims prefer bigger government over smaller government. Since the Democrat Party has always been the party of extremist hate-groups (KKK then, Black Lives Matter now, Islamic extremists now), this association is to be expected.

Not to be expected, however, is a 2012 Gallup poll which found 44% of LGBT members identify as Democrat, while only 13% identify as Republican. In better news, this leaves 43% of the LGBT community as independent. Similarly, nearly 70% of Jewish people chose to vote Democrat in 2012, and a 2009 Gallup poll found 41% of women identify as Democrat while 25% identify as Republican.

It surely is an odd mix when hate groups like Black Lives Matter and Islamic extremists are voting alongside those same people they wish to persecute and murder. Perhaps if the Republicans can find a way to shake off the white-supremacist vote – eventually forcing them back to the Democrats where they belong – then maybe those peaceful Muslims, Jewish people, LGBT members, and minorities from all walks of life will return to the Republican Party.

The media will have you believe Donald Trump kow-tows to the few white supremacists remaining in the Republican Party of today. However, considering how small that group truly is, and considering Trump has denounced them over, and over again, we find that claim hard to swallow.

If Trump doesn’t win in 2016, perhaps the Republican Party of 2020 will have a whole new look – one which more closely resembles the Republican Party which freed the slaves, fought the KKK, and passed the Civil Rights Act in the face of massive opposition from Democrats. The party which doesn’t scapegoat the rich, or poor, or minorities of any kind. The party which unites, not divides, and the party which stands for all that is good. The party of the people, and for the people. The party which rejects big government, bigotry, and oppression in all its forms. The party of liberty, freedom, and justice for all. The party which should re-earn, and never expect, the vote of all peace-loving Muslims, minorities, Jewish people, women, LGBT members, and yes, even white men from all walks of life.

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Trump Tops Clinton in New Polling Average

Donald Trump is beating Hillary Clinton in the latest polling average according to The State’s official calculation. Unlike the RCP average, The State’s average eliminates polls taken significantly prior to the Republican National Convention. As expected, Trump is enjoying a substantial bump after a week of fiery convention speeches.

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Conventions often lead to poll bumps, but Trump’s acceptance speech in particular may have changed the course of this election. A CNN viewer poll taken shortly after Trump spoke showed a hugely positive audience response with 75% of all viewers giving favorable marks. Additionally, 73% of CNN viewers said Trump’s policies would lead the country in the right direction. Viewers clearly liked what Trump said despite overwhelmingly negative commentary from CNN contributors. This disconnect between commentators and viewers comes as no surprise – audiences have been rejecting bias in news as of late – both on the right and on the left.

CNN, NBC, CBS, MSNBC and CNBC have all suffered recently as more and more viewers reject their overwhelmingly biased commentary. Fox News isn’t immune either, as audiences earlier this year rejected Fox’s apparent dislike of Donald Trump – eventually forcing the network to embrace the candidate.

Pundits are suggesting the Democratic National Convention next week will reverse these poll results. However, our analysis shows Trump has made significant gains, and we expect Hillary’s convention will be unremarkable and particularly boring. While Trump has embraced the exciting, unpredictable and bold, Hillary has decidedly taken the reserved and pompous approach to her pandering rhetoric.

It is unlikely 2016 audiences will respond well to a convention run by a clearly corrupt DNC – brought to light by the timely Wikileaks email release. Perhaps Pablo will be there, providing us with something interesting to look at. With insiders and career politicians looking to spark some hint of excitement among the general population, the DNC will be lucky if Hillary gains back even one point against Trump.

Less intelligent observers will suggest polling doesn’t matter at all during conventions. That’s like saying pool temperature doesn’t matter when going for a swim. Enjoy your ice cold dip – maybe it’ll help you wake up to reality.

Monday, July 25th Update

Looks like the RCP average caught up to speed as their new figure matches The State’s average exactly with the latest polls added:

 

 

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Imagining a President Donald Trump

Update: This is coming true… Donald won. This article was written back in May.

It’s 11:55am EST on Friday, January 20th, 2017, and Donald John Trump is being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America.

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After a bitter rivalry with Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump won the 2016 election in a landslide. Many blamed Hillary’s use of a private email server while serving as Secretary of State, others blamed her failure in Benghazi, still others blamed the onslaught of bad press she received after her biggest scandals were revealed. Not surprisingly, many former Bernie Sanders voters opted to vote for Trump, primarily out of spite towards the establishment in their own party. Regardless, the election is over, and Donald Trump is now our President.

Donald’s first day in office begins with a “make-friends” tour. A look at his cabinet reveals names like Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, Rudy Giuliani, Carl Icahn and other well-known executives and politicians. He starts by contacting China, Russia, the UK and Mexico. Trump’s plan: rebuild our relationships, and blame the inaccurate press for his poor image around the world. His communications are a resounding success.

Unfortunately for Trump, the stock market collapsed and the U.S. and global economy entered a severe recession shortly before his inauguration. That said, his second task is to calm financial markets. Trump begins by contacting Fed Chair Janet Yellen – a difficult task considering he intends to “fire” her when her term is up. Trump asks Yellen to direct all efforts toward long-term stability of the markets, and to disregard short-term market movements. Yellen listens with trepidation, but ultimately agrees with his assessment. Trump’s orders are: no bailouts, no negative rates and no more QE.

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The markets, now significantly lower, crumble even further upon hearing the Fed’s new plans. However, they ultimately rebound when Trump makes a speech on the economy. He starts with a basic, “I told you so,” but ends with an uplifting promise of real economic recovery and growth. His plan is to bring money and jobs back to the United States. He plans to create incentives for companies to repatriate their offshore assets, and proposes long-term sweeping regulatory reforms and tax cuts for businesses of all sizes. He also proposes abolishing the federal minimum wage in order to spur job growth.

In the months following, the markets endure extreme stress, but ultimately settle. Financial institutions of all kinds collapse, and technology companies with no assets and very little revenue see their sky-high valuations evaporate. Gold prices skyrocket, and real estate markets plummet.

Trump sets his sights on the ballooning U.S debt, and prepares a number of proposals for reducing the size of government on a massive scale – eliminating entire departments in the process. Trump assigns a “fraud and abuse czar,” and tasks him with the job of removing fraud and abuse across all federal agencies – starting immediately. Trump’s good friend, Carl Icahn, provides him with sage economic advice.

With their party defeated in the House, Senate and now the Presidency, many Democrats capitulate to Trump’s plan, willing to try something new. Trump is able to execute on sweeping changes, including a full repeal of Obamacare – a not-so-difficult task now that ballooning premiums and health care costs have become mainstream news. His plan to replace it: government assistance for those who are uninsured, but with pro-market policy changes aimed at dramatically lowering health care costs and health insurance premiums for all Americans.

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To address the influx of Islamic terrorists and avert another 9/11  terrorist attack, Donald Trump issues a temporary ban on non-citizens from Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other “high-risk” countries from entering the U.S. President Trump also begins the location and deportation process for millions of undocumented illegal aliens around the country.

After speaking with President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico has agreed to effectively “pay for the wall,” through a more favorable trade deal with the United States. Construction of the border wall with Mexico begins.

Before the end of his first year in office, President Trump asks the American people for their trust, “Stand with me through these difficult times, and you will see America great again – I promise.” The American people decide to take the plunge, and go all-in on President Trump.

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Donald Trump Will Be Our Next President

5440002785_f802ecea99_o (1)Update: We were right. This article was originally published back in February!

It’s official, Donald J. Trump will be President of the United States in 2017.

With his commanding win in Nevada tonight, Trump has proven everyone wrong. The pundits said he couldn’t win. The GOP establishment said he would falter. His opponents called him names, and the media tried to set him up at every turn. Even Fox News tried to derail his candidacy at one point or another.

The reality is, Trump is the real candidate for change. The democrats had a candidate for change. His name was Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately for Bernie, the democrats don’t run an honest primary, and Hillary Clinton is being handed the nomination in a process that is anything but democratic.

Now that the democrats have foolishly eliminated their only chance of winning in 2016, they’ve also simultaneously handed the presidency to Donald. J. Trump.

Personally, I couldn’t be happier. This country cannot handle eight more years of incompetent big-government progressive entitlement-first policy. The democrats, and even some republicans have nearly put this country into bankruptcy. Donald Trump is right-it’s time to take our country back.

Trump is the anti-Obama. He’s anti-government. He’s anti-politically correct. He’s anti-media, and yet somehow, the media still loves him. From here on out, Trump is essentially guaranteed victory in 2016. Let’s hope he has only the best intentions in mind, and that he follows through with his promises. End the fed. Cut taxes. Reduce the debt. Save our economy. Stop the class and race warfare. Secure the border. Fix healthcare. Fix education. Let’s win again. Let’s make America great again.

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