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The Electoral College was never an issue until last November. Now it's terrible. Nobody can see through that stupidity.
Hahaha. 0-4 adds to your argument, doesn't it.

Posted by wisgod at 2017-06-22 06:30 PM | Reply

You sorely need a history lesson.

Q: How many times was a president elected who did not win the popular vote?

A: It has happened five times.


The 2016 election was the most recent when the candidate who received the greatest number of electoral votes, and thus won the presidency, didn't win the popular vote. But this scenario has played out in our nation's history before.

In 1824, John Quincy Adams was elected president despite not winning either the popular vote or the electoral vote. Andrew Jackson was the winner in both categories. Jackson received 38,000 more popular votes than Adams, and beat him in the electoral vote 99 to 84. Despite his victories, Jackson didn't reach the majority 131 votes needed in the Electoral College to be declared president. In fact, neither candidate did. The decision went to the House of Representatives, which voted Adams into the White House.

In 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes won the election (by a margin of one electoral vote), but he lost the popular vote by more than 250,000 ballots to Samuel J. Tilden.

In 1888, Benjamin Harrison received 233 electoral votes to Grover Cleveland's 168, winning the presidency. But Harrison lost the popular vote by more than 90,000 votes.

In 2000, George W. Bush was declared the winner of the general election and became the 43rd president, but he didn't win the popular vote either. Al Gore holds that distinction, garnering about 540,000 more votes than Bush. However, Bush won the electoral vote, 271 to 266.

In 2016, Donald Trump won the electoral vote by 304 to 227 over Hillary Clinton, but Trump lost the popular vote. Clinton received nearly 2.9 million more votes than Trump, according to an analysis by the Associated Press of the certified results in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.

Who set that rate? THE OWNER

It was not set by THE MARKET

The wages the owner pays are not coming out of his pocket. The money in his pocket is coming out of the employees wages.

You claim I want the worker to be paid as much as the owner. I do not. But you seem to think the owner is entitled to ALL of the money created by the worker's labor.

I know it used to be different in this country. My Grandfather raised two kids and built a house working as a clothing salesman at Sears. My father raised my 3 sisters and I. He too did very well working at Sears until one day Sears decided workers were no longer an integral part of the company but a line item on the cost side to be minimized at all costs. My dad had risen to store manager. He got a plaque for having the highest sales in the region and another for having the lowest loss ratio. 3 months later they told him to fire the 15 highest paid floor workers, who were also his most experienced and replace them with new hires at a lower pay scale. He tried to negotiate so they fired him too. My dad got back on his feet but our college funds went bye-bye in the process.

They didn't do it to do anything better. They did it to funnel money to "investors" who never did any work for Sears.

You claim workers paid for their value. I have a few things to say

1) Nobody ever did anything in a lifetime that was worth $1 billion
2) No job is NOT worth housing, food, transportation and clothing. Even the slaves got that
3) You can be fabulously wealthy without forcing your workers to live in poverty
4) Unearned income should be taxed much higher than earned income
5) I have no tears when someone who earns $1 billion has to "settle" for $860 million after taxes
6) Minimum wage earners pay taxes on every dollar they earn. High earners do not

"Didn't expect you to get the joke." - #96 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-06-22 12:48 PM

I would suggest working on understanding calendars before venturing into joke telling.

Because both obviously need a lot of work.

Did you ever find that video where you claimed that President Obama told the GOP to move to the back of the bus?

(Way too easy.)


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