Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Income Growth Rate
Note that under Democratic administrations, the growth rate has been pretty evenly spread throughout all levels of society (meaning everyone shared pretty equally in the country's growth in productivity). The same cannot be said of Republicans. Note that people on the lower end of the wage scale have benefitted the least under Republican administrations, and the more money a person made, the more they were benefitted by the Republican policies.
This should surprise no one. The Republican Party has always cared more for the rich, and they still do. They want to cut funding for almost everything that helps the bottom 95% of Americans (especially the poor and working class Americans), while raising taxes on the middle class -- and they want to do this so they can give the top 5% (and especially the top 1%) massive new tax cuts.
I can easily see why someone in the top 5% would want to vote Republican (simple greed), but I fail to understand why anyone in the bottom 95% would want to vote for them. It would be sort of like gay chickens voting for the owner of Chick-fil-A.