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  •  What the wealthy want... (9+ / 0-)

    ...the wealthy get.

    By now, we've all seen the articles discussing the disconnect between the political concerns of the wealthy (who are worried about deficits) and everyone else (who are worried about jobs).

    Unfortunately, the 1% have disproportionate influence on the discussion, and not just because they have the money to donate to campaigns.  It's also a factor that the politicians and the DC press corp tend to hang around with a wealthier cohort who push deficit reduction and austerity.  I suspect that the result is that many of the pundits and politicians really do believe that the "average person" is worried about deficits.  Their mistake is that they assume that the people around them are "average".

    Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

    by TexasTom on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 08:32:43 PM PDT

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