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Yet another attack on women by another means

Trump's plan would remove the head of household exemption. Disproportionately 'head of households' (single parents) are women. Their taxes will go up for having the audacity of not being married.

“If you’re a low- or moderate-income single parent, you’re going to get hurt,” said Tax Policy Center fellow Bob Williams, according to CBS News.


http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/25/millions-middle-class-families-tax-increases-trump-plan.html

There is a way to bypass the Electoral College without a constitutional ammendment.

http://www.fairvote.org/national_popular_vote

States are allowed under the Constitution to award their electors however they like. In theory having a coin flip would be legal. The national popular vote is an interstate compact where the states pass legislation to award all their electors to the winner of the national popular vote.

So far 11 states (well 10 states + DC) totaling 165 electoral votes have passed this compact in their state. States which have already passed the national popular vote:
CA
DC
HI
IL
MA
MD
NJ
NY
RI
VT
WA

To avoid penalizing states which adopt early the compact only takes effect once states totaling 270 electoral votes pass similar legislation. Once that happens the winner of the national popular vote will always have 270+ EV and the electoral college is essentially moot. It will still exist until repealed by an amendment but it will be easier to repeal it after a couple of decades under the national popular vote. Even if you are in favor of a full repeal the national popular vote is a way to get there.

Meet the Toy Smuggler of Syria



This man risks his life to bring toys to the kids of Syria.

Our POTUS wants you to make a plan ...



Sadly in Virginia I can't vote early. However if you live in a state that hasn't asininely decided 3 million people must all vote in the same 11 hour window ... VOTE EARLY!

In the good ol' days ...

https://twitter.com/13THFilm/status/786295040314253312

This is a chilling example of why Trump can not be President.

(not sure how to embed the video)

Does Pence not get the irony of leaving this tweet up?

https://twitter.com/GovPenceIN/status/674249808610066433
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