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JoseGaspar Donating Member (391 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-20-12 02:28 PM
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15. What does "better" and "worse" mean?

I read somewhere, once - perhaps it was on Democratic Underground - that low-income Republican voters were stupid because they vote "against their own interests". It seems to me that what is good for the goose is also gander bait. The question for Democratic voters is precisely the same. How have those interests fared during the last 10, 20, 40 or even 60 years? How have they fared under Republicans and how have they fared under Democrats?

To be more precise, since the 1970s:

Has the position of working people improved?
Has unionization been strengthened?
Has basic equality advanced (and by equality is meant economic equality, first and foremost)?
What has been the story on war, militarization, and the defense budget?
What has actually happened on housing, education, health care, poverty, culture...?
Have the prisons shrunk and schools grown?

etc...

All talk of who intended or tried to do what is simple soap opera. All focus on personalities is simple diversion.

If you vote against your interests you simply invoke Einstein's Maxim.


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