U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:12 AM
 
16,596 posts, read 14,066,182 times
Reputation: 20558

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinman01 View Post
Most republicans I know dont like CEO's or the rich any more than the average Dem. They are are for a smaller more streamlined Gov. Most Rep. I know believe that the Fed should operate on a bal. budget and stick to it.
That sort of makes sense, but again, why would they feel that way as opposed to college educated voters?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:14 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
16,884 posts, read 13,030,934 times
Reputation: 5211
Quote:
Originally Posted by lkb0714 View Post
Interesting idea but if you look at the average income of those without a college degree, around $30k in this country, they are getting back far more in government services than they pay in.

Obviously, there are individuals who make much more than that, but we are talking about the behavior of the high school educated as a group. So at 30k a year, you pay very little in taxes, and get more in government services than the average college graduate. Seems odd.


take all that money stolen by forced theft by the goverment and see how much those same people make. 30k with no taxes paid is alot of money. theft by goverment makes it worse for all citizens.
might seem odd to you, but alot of people I know that are republican or Libertarian want smaller goverment, not more instrusive goverment. something that both moderate repulicans and democrats want.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:17 AM
 
16,596 posts, read 14,066,182 times
Reputation: 20558
Quote:
Originally Posted by monkeywrenching View Post
take all that money stolen by forced theft by the goverment and see how much those same people make. 30k with no taxes paid is alot of money. theft by goverment makes it worse for all citizens.
might seem odd to you, but alot of people I know that are republican or Libertarian want smaller goverment, not more instrusive goverment. something that both moderate repulicans and democrats want.
But if this is a basic truth, than those who are college educated would have even more money. If it is purely a monetary motive, why are college educated people, who are paying more in taxes not voting the same way?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: GIlbert, AZ
3,022 posts, read 4,524,338 times
Reputation: 2052
Quote:
Originally Posted by lkb0714 View Post
This college educated white voted FOR Obama.
Well I guess that makes you a wierdo...LOL I guess that makes me one too
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:18 AM
 
2,032 posts, read 2,414,485 times
Reputation: 1499
I think it's the perception that more government is going to get in their business. In short, they'd prefer smaller government.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:19 AM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
16,884 posts, read 13,030,934 times
Reputation: 5211
Quote:
Originally Posted by lkb0714 View Post
But if this is a basic truth, than those who are college educated would have even more money. If it is purely a monetary motive, why are college educated people, who are paying more in taxes not voting the same way?

maybe because those same people who got college degrees on the goverment dime and now have to pay them back to the goverment, now know that goverment helped them, so why not vote for a goverment that will help others, even if those others dont want any help.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:21 AM
 
Location: 77441
3,161 posts, read 3,825,532 times
Reputation: 2303
Quote:
Originally Posted by analyze_this View Post
Because the opposing party wants to ship the members of their ethnicity back to Africa.

since you brought this up Im sure you know this, but shipping them back was President Lincoln's first choice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:25 AM
 
29,419 posts, read 18,722,396 times
Reputation: 5437
Quote:
Originally Posted by lkb0714 View Post
Evidence?

And lets remember, very few high school drop outs even vote.
Evidence? LOL. This thread was started based off nothing. Where is your evidence that high school dropouts don't vote? That is Obama's base.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:32 AM
 
16,596 posts, read 14,066,182 times
Reputation: 20558
Quote:
Originally Posted by KUchief25 View Post
Evidence? LOL. This thread was started based off nothing. Where is your evidence that high school dropouts don't vote? That is Obama's base.
Get the Facts

"Less than 40 percent of dropouts say that they have ever voted, compared to 55 percent of high school graduates."

11 Facts about Education in America | Do Something

"College graduates are three times more likely to vote than high school dropouts, and those who earn more are far more likely to be affiliated with a political organization."

You were saying?

Oh and for the record, college graduates voted for Obame 53% to Romenys 46%

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...-poll-summary/
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Pa
20,310 posts, read 19,457,650 times
Reputation: 6523
Quote:
Originally Posted by lkb0714 View Post
That sort of makes sense, but again, why would they feel that way as opposed to college educated voters?
College educated is a mixed bag. You have those who bought into the liberal indoctrination and the PC movement. They are more often people who benefited from mom and dad paving the way for them to succeed. less personal challenge to make ends meet along the way.
Your average HS educated white either entered the work force right out of HS or joined the military. In this enviroment you don't have the support systems and are forced to become less dependent on gov programs etc.
LOL ever work for a college educated kid just out of college? I work in a factory, what is absolutely amazing is how little these kids understand the people they manage. I guess what I am saying is the blue collar worker have different life experiences. Nothing is just handed to us, we had to work and struggle for everything we have. The idea of give away programs is offensive to many of us. Those programs are paid for by taxes. Many of those you are talking about live in small towns and the rual areas. We depend upon ourselves not the gov. Our roads although state and county roads often get plowed by private citizens. If we waited for the state trucks it might be a spring thaw before they were clear.
I certainly dont pretend to speak for all HS white voters, but I think I sum up those in my area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Politics and Other Controversies
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top