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  •  The issue is how they view the economy works (2+ / 0-)
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    The left believes higher taxes on the wealthy will not hurt the US economy's growth, employment and wages, while the left believes these higher taxes do not hurt and some believe these higher taxes help the economy.

    Similarly these two groups differ on how government spending impacts the economy.

    The non-wealthy conservatives are not voting against their interests, they are voting for their interests, but they differ with the left on how the economy works.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:25:24 AM PST

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    •  ahhh, there are actually studies (0+ / 0-)

      that the trickle down over 30 years has not worked and over the past 40 years, job creation under democratic administrations was about 20 million higher.

      Additional recent studies have validate that higher taxes on the wealthy does not hurt the economy.

      these are not "beliefs", they are published facts.

      as to non-wealthy constituents not voting against their interests, they are most definitely voting against their own financial best interests.....sucked in by faux outrage on social issues, fed by the right wing propaganda machine, sorry but when I engage these people in discussion, all I ever here are talking points.......brainwashed.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:40:09 AM PST

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      •  Every Democratic Presidency after FDR has CUT (2+ / 0-)
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        Federal Income taxes on investors (Pres Obama not known as his time in office has not ended.).  This defines cut as a lower tax rate on the max capital gain tax at the end of his term than at the start.  

        All of the tax increases on investors during this time have been under Republican Presidents.

        This is a fact that Democrats and Republicans don't raise as it conflicts with how they present themselves.

        How do you resolve this fact with your comment that lower tax rates on investors don't improve the economy, while also asserting that the Economy performs better under Democratic Presidents?

        The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

        by nextstep on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 10:48:35 AM PST

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