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Mon May 7, 2012, 01:46 PM

38. Marginally - but only idiots vote based on the vagaries of individual experience.

My income nigh-tripled under Bush 2, and in the later years I even benefitted from higher (not the highest) bracket tax cuts. I still do, and while I'm slightly better off now under Obama it came with a total of 15mos unemployment too, so I could take it either way.

Luckily, my own personal situation is pretty near immaterial to my view of national politics, as a) Presidents don't have much to do with it and b) even if they did the aggregate economy is far more important. I'm no altruist; I want to live comfortably and improve my lot in life wherever possible, but I'd rather pay higher taxes and have a better more equable economy, even for my own sake regardless of empathy.

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