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[*] Post 402709 posted on 30-1-2010 at 08:51 Reply With Quote
Why the poorest are voting against their own self interest



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Many of America's poorest citizens have a deep emotional attachment to a party that serves the interests of its richest.



Thomas Frank says that whatever disadvantaged Americans think they are voting for, they get something quite different:

"You vote to strike a blow against elitism and you receive a social order in which wealth is more concentrated than ever before in our life times, workers have been stripped of power, and CEOs are rewarded in a manner that is beyond imagining.

"It's like a French Revolution in reverse in which the workers come pouring down the street screaming more power to the aristocracy."



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A nice little article.

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[*] Post 402718 posted on 30-1-2010 at 13:35 Reply With Quote


It does seem to be a rather damning article regarding the American psyche. Maybe they aren't as intelligent as they seem? skidaddlesetteehidey
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[*] Post 402720 posted on 30-1-2010 at 14:03 Reply With Quote


They've never seemed particularly intelligent to me.

Many of them don't even have the good sense to eat a healthy diet, which is a bad thing, considering their primitive healthcare system.
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