There is a lot of talk about how Republicans need to expand their base to women and ... well, everybody except white males. However, there is a need for Democrats to expand their base to people with low incomes -- less than $30K per year. Democrats already win this class of voters, but they don't win them by a big enough margin. People with low incomes should not be voting for the party of slave wages, and this group of people will continue to increase as jobs are continued exported.
Notice that in states which were narrowly lost by Obama, how many people making less than $30K, or even $50K, voted for Republicans. For example, in Arizona 47 percent of people making less than $30K per year voted for Romney. This needs to change.
It was depressing that the Democrats had more votes cast in the House but the Republicans maintain a strong majority. This was the result of extensive gerrymandering which has been documented on the site. Democrats need to go after red districts with low income people.
One way to turn around districts is to get low income people to vote in their best interests, by voting their financial health, instead of their social convictions. These are votes which can be challenged and could transform red districts into blue ones, and red states into blue ones.
I have a niece who works two jobs, both part times so the employer doesn't have to pay benefits. She has no health insurance and acknowledges her life could easily be ruined with just a moderately serious illness. Yet, she votes Republican because is a religious-based social conservative. I know, yuck!
Ever since Reagan figured out how to exploit the religious right, Republican have used religious people to usher in a long stretched of the rich people's agenda. This needs to change and Democrats need to get more low income people voting for Democrats.
Comment with ways that Democrat might be able to attract more low income voters.