Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Class Warfare: Americans Feel It More Than Ever

A new Pew Research Center survey reveals that conflict between the rich and poor "now eclipses racial strain and friction between immigrants and the native-born as the greatest source of tension in American society."

If that is the case, please explain to me why in the hell the poor continue to vote for Republicans, who do not represent the poor at any level.

The gap shows an increase of 50 percent in the past two years, according to the survey. According to a NYTimes story, "The new numbers show that perception of class conflict surged the most among whites, middle-income earners and independent voters .... But it also increased substantially among Republicans, to 55 percent of those polled, up from 38 percent in 2009, even as the party leadership has railed against the concept of class divisions."

That tells me that Republicans--and I'd assume mostly those Repubs who are not rich or even comfortable--recognize this blip on the landscape.


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