Why do non rich, non racist people actually vote for republicans?

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    Serious question.

    Social Security:
    Republicans(all of them, including tea party)-really do want to eliminate social security. Sure they say its gone, or that its huge spending. Of course, they leave out the fact that its a program that you pay into, thats gaurenteed to be returned to you when you retire. Of course, even tho there is a 2.something trillion dollar surplus that wont go dry anytime soon, they still want to get rid of it to ultimately put it into the pockets of the corporations who fund thier campaigns.

    Gays/Minorites:
    Republican party has been against any minority for what, 70 years now? Sure not all of them. But 99% minimum. They ran thier campaigns in 2004 and 2006 AGAINST gays. They lie repeadetly about what illegal immigrants are going to receive should things like the DREAM act pass. Just despicable.

    Defense Spending, Illegal wars in Iraq and Afganistan:
    Massive overspending on defense. Come on, really? More money spent on defense than the other top 17 countries in the world COMBINED. Wanna do some real spending cuts? Start here. 2 billion a week for the war in Afganistan alone. Will we accomplish anything in those 2 countries? Hell no. This is our Vietnam. These wars are about 1 thing, making defense contractors richer. PERIOD

    Tax cuts:
    The same cuts that helped to crash our economy, which do nothing more than put more money in the hands of the rich. Money that many of them will never spend in thier lifetime. Money that these politicians will recieve back thru thier nice campaign contributions.
    FACT:For every dollar given to a millionare, only a fraction is put back into the economy. Why? Because they dont need to spend it. For every dollar given to lower/middle class? It multiples back into the economy. Why? Because they NEED to spend it. They create demand, which in turn creates the need for supply, which in turn creates jobs, which in turn gives more money to the newly hired who need it-who then spend it, and so on.
    Of course, the 1% of small businesses who make over 250,000$ a year in personal income are the republicans reason for wanting to to keep taxes low. The other 99% dont.
    Remember, personal income is taxed differently than business income. There ARE plenty of tax loopholes which essentially made it so if you put money BACK into your business, you get tax breaks. Of course, those tax cuts work better right? They lost what 8 million jobs before Obama took office? Good job on that.

    Republicans have never really balanced the budget or the economy or anything else money wise. Sure they get fat and rich and doing things for thier corporate masters, and are faster to sell out than hulk hogan doing rentacenter commercials, but the rest of us suffer.
    The sad thing is, our current president, who obviously either has no balls, or doesnt know how politics work and how to work them into your favor, supports these nutjobs. You want a vote to change, go campaign in thier state, make sure the people are on your side, then go after that vote by saying you can either vote for this, or go down with the next election.

    At least I agree with 1 thing these guys are for, getitng Obama out of office. I'd honestly be suprised if Obama gets the Democratic nomination next term. He is as much a republican as Orin Hatch. He just wanted a LITTLE progressiveness-only difference.
     
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    Oh yay! Our monthly 'why do poor people vote republican' whine.


    *Mutters to self: fucking newbie... can't use the fucking search function.... fucking boring idiot.

    Here's a serious question for you: Why are you a fucking idiot?
     
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    Im going to assume you didnt even bother to read this. So please fuck yourself
     
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    i think it's fair to wonder why people vote against their own self interest. and he tried to analyze the issue. drawing attention to a subject you don't like, honey, isn't whining. no matter how much i like you. :tongue:
     
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    Who has to read it...... again...... for the umpteenth time............
    Take off the blue blinders but don't exchange them for the red ones. Maybe then you'll recognize rhetoric when you see it.
     
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    There's at least a dozen threads on it already. I am entitled to question the intellectual capacity of anyone who can't use a simple search function.

    It's not the subject. People vote how they vote for their own reasons. It's fine for whiny assed lefties to assume that everyone should think and vote alike but intelligent people understand individual thought.
     
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    what exactly do you mean? im not saying the democrats are really any better. half of them are bought off too.
     
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    Personally, as you already know, I struggle to understand why anyone votes for either party. Bunch of fucking thieves and corrupt bastards, the whole lot of 'em. But stupid people do stupid things for stupid reasons. I can't stop that. I can only mock them. And I do.
     
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    Sorry but 99.9% of his analysis is bull shit partisan rhetoric.
     
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    no. you disagree with him.... which is fair. so refute what he says. but it isn't whining. and just because your partisan rhetoric disagrees with *his* purportedly partisan rhetoric... well, you know.
     
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