Trump supporters slam TIME article for suggesting Democrats withhold taxes
The article argues that the approximately 65 million Democrats who voted for Hillary Clinton should pledge to not pay federal taxes if another Republican presidential candidate wins a future election with fewer popular votes than a Democrat.
@PrisonPlanet So he wins a democratic election but they won't pay taxes untill democracy is restored?? How idiotic lol— Eric Cartman (@Bendover676) December 6, 2016
Donald Trump is the second Republican candidate to lose the popular vote but win the presidency in the last 16 years, following George W. Bush’s electoral win over Al Gore, who won the popular vote in 2000.
The presidency is decided through the Electoral College vote. A group of 538 electors cast a vote for president on December 19, with 270 votes required to win the majority. In most cases, electors vote for the candidate who wins the election in their state.
@PrisonPlanet Some people are dumb enough to think this is an acceptable form of protest.— DowntonAbbey Butler (@TheKhaldoon) December 6, 2016
All because Californians are religiously left.
@PrisonPlanet this is what happens when idiotic snowflakes don't understand the laws of this country— Randal McGuire (@SonoftheKing77) December 6, 2016
@PrisonPlanet How about the Democrats stop being sore losers & suck it up, just like Republicans did for 8 years.— Suzanne (@kempton276) December 7, 2016
The article’s author, Mark Weston, argues that “a national movement not to pay federal taxes in the future would put Republicans on notice.”
“They do not have the right to impose a hard-right, second-place presidency on a moderate nation every dozen or so years,” the article reads, adding that if a popular vote-winner isn’t elected to office in the future, then Democrats “should not submit to paying taxes to the federal government.”
Such a suggestion angered numerous social media users, with many irate Trump supporters arguing that democrats don’t pay tax anyway as they don’t work.
@PrisonPlanet Most don't pay taxes, they're not working! So what's the real threat here? Just more of the same.— D&ACompliance (@DandAExperts) December 6, 2016
@PrisonPlanet want to see the nightmare of an oppressive and authoritarian government? Encourage 65 million people to break the law— Tennys Sandgren (@TennysSandgren) December 6, 2016
Others cried hypocrisy, saying they didn’t complain when Democrats were in power.
@PrisonPlanet waaaaaaaaaaaaaait - why wasn't it an issue when OBAMA WON FEWER VOTES THAN HILLARY IN 08, but won nomination w required deleg?— D'PLOR'BULL FASCIST (@LauraR77) December 6, 2016
@PrisonPlanet "Until democracy is restored". On how many levels of retardation are these people? He was democratically elected. THE END.— RejZoR 🐑 (@RejZoRSheep) December 6, 2016
One Twitter user, whose namesake wrote the article, has become the target of abuse by angry Republicans following the publishing of the story.
“Getting abuse from American Nazis for something written by a namesake,” another Mark Weston tweeted. “They sound like a nice bunch.”
Getting abuse from American Nazis for something written by a namesake. They sound like a nice bunch. https://t.co/a58bgemOTs— Mark Weston (@markweston19) December 7, 2016