Poor people voting Republican, why?  

redmustang91 58M  
8976 posts
3/6/2006 9:34 am

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7/7/2006 4:30 pm

Poor people voting Republican, why?

I can understand why rich people support George W. and the Republican agenda. He cuts their taxes and they keep more of their money. Also cutting inheiritance taxes helps rich people give more to their kids and promotes rich people. Tax breaks for corporations helps business. Business provides jobs and increases wealth, but too much spending and not enough federal revenue creates inflation as the US government prints more dollars and they chase the same amount of stuff.

What makes no sense to me is poor people voting Republican. The Repubs cut your services, including healthcare, education assistance, send the poorer ones off to get killed in Iraq, and yet poor people support Bush? Why? That is not being patriotic, that is being idiotic.

Now another mystery is why rich White people vote Democratic. Liberals are voting against their economic self interest, which infuriates the rich Repubs, as they feel they must be bleeding hearts or guilt ridden. Compassion is offensive to the Repubs as a veiled swipe at their own money grubbing tight fisted approach.

I am a liberal but not guilt ridden. I just think government should help the down trodden. Health care should be for everyone as it makes the society more productive and guards everyone's health from the spread of disease. Education pays off in more efficient use of human resources.

In my view the dif between Repubs and Dems, is Repubs spend on military and Iraq war and do not tax enough so we have huge deficits; Dems tax more (cut less), and spend on healthcare, education and environment cleanup. I prefer the Dems approach.

MissAnnThrope 57F
11488 posts
3/6/2006 1:05 pm

Poor people vote Republican for a variety of reasons... They plan on being rich one day. It's God's Own Party and we Liberal types are turning this country into Sodom and Gomorrah. All those damned enviromental laws caused my factory to close down. If we let the Liberals run things, abortion will not only continue, but become mandatory. Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin are hot. Maureen O'Dowd is not.

red, if you want to know why poor people vote Republican, all you have to do is look at Free Republic, a web forum for the extreme far right. Trust me, it's scary over there and it's beyond active. And I'm serious with the above. According to them, all Liberal women are ugly.

CantonOhCouple 61M/61F
553 posts
3/6/2006 6:29 pm

I'd have to say that "true" Republicans are probably as disturbed and disgusted with the current congress and administration. True, on Abortion, they've seen "progress". But on issues of fiscal conservatism and national security (the ports fiasco), etc. there's a quiet (and desperate) feeling that the grand ole party is partied out. And very worried about the mid-term (2006) elections.

However, the fundamentalist crowd is feeling pretty self satisfied right now. After all, Roe v Wade is clinging by one vote (maybe), and we have a president who claims to listen to God. After all, Bush publicly supported the "Intelligent Design" crowd, supported the Anti-Gay marriage initiatives, supports educational vouchers to use our tax dollars to support religious schools, blurred the line between Church and State by funnelling money into religious non-governmental organizations, and routinely invokes God to justify public actions. Little things really, like a war or two. And with Iran just around the corner, hey, 3-times a charm.

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