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Old 04-20-2014, 08:18 PM
 
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Hello, From anyone's experience, what demographic of rich people are Democrats and what demographic of rich people are Republicans? By demographic, I mean size of wealth, source of wealth, region, cultural attitudes, age, ethnicity, ideology, etc.

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:22 PM
 
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:47 PM
 
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Dems or Reps they both hire the best CPAs to do their taxes so they can pay the least amount possible.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:48 PM
 
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rich democrats - elitists (believe they are born special and that poor people are unable to help themselves), minorities, celebrities, jews (for some reason)

rich republicans - southern heritage, long family money, lots of self made from poor/oppressive countries, self made from poor/southern areas, religious
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:09 PM
 
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Our tax code is designed for the benefit of the rich. Rich people from both sides of the aisle prefer they get special treatment because they deserve it.

The TEA Party wants equal tax treatment for everyone.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:17 PM
 
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democrats = wall street business types/NY types/northern more educated by college much more science and athiest

republicans = rugged southern/oil/mining/farming/etc more self made without college but through hard work much more religious

ME? I am agnostic I don't take sides. I can see good from both sides but I lean more to Athiesm than I do religious. I am an independent.

Also I do look at things like astrology/palmistry/bible/religion/Buddhism etc for fun and education as I see them more of stories in how humanity should live not that we are mandated to live that's why I classify myself as an agnostic rather than atheist I would turn fake religious on easily if my other half demands it though I do not truly believe in it. But others know I am agnostic rather than favoring any side. No foul play I am not choosing. Do not be like GWB you are either with us or against us. I call BS on that.

so the intelligent ones in this case are NEITHER republicans or democrats imo
one should not be a donkey or an elephant.

Just choose common sense. Be Independent.
but somehow we never get anywhere because the rich are always gathering people to fight for their side.

the few truly independents are stuck poor as the rich from both sides keep trying to suck us dry to fight their useless wars against each other.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:05 PM
 
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There is very little correlation between income & political orientation. Same thing for wealth and political orientation.

The correlation is remarkably steady at about 0.13
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:42 PM
 
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There is very little correlation between income & political orientation. Same thing for wealth and political orientation.

The correlation is remarkably steady at about 0.13
Yeah, but even though the correlation is weak in that sense, the fact is that the spread in our democracy is not very wide and has rarely been beyond 60/40 generally. So, the correlation looks small but is meaningful, especially since those with more money have more disposable income to spend on campaigns. A chart below (though from the slightly skewed-demographics 2010 election) indicates what that correlation actually looks like:


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Old 04-21-2014, 10:25 PM
 
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Wealthy Dems: Hollywood elites to include sexually degenerate pedophiles and drug addicts, idealistic hypocrites who preach diversity but live up on the hill and send their kids to private school - think Pelosi, Weinstein, Kennedys, knuckle dragging athletes, attorneys, real estate moguls, music industry mouth breathers, network executives, artists.

Wealthy Reps: elitist war mongers who send your kids to war while getting even richer off said war--think McCain, Cheney, thieving stock brokers, oil barons, attorneys, real estate moguls, bankers.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: southern california
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extremely smart rich lefties are democrats
people that have never known the streets except from a seat in a limo.
these are people that were never never poor
they also have never been mugged.
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