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Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Old Nov 2nd 2006, 3:57 pm
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Default Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

I really don't get it

Republicans screw them on healthcare
Republicans screw them on education
Republicans screw them by sending their kids to war
Republicans screw them on minimum-wage

It confuses and flummoxes me on nearly a daily basis

When my friend who works in a warehouse and make $24k a year at the age of 32 and doesn't get healthinsurance and supports them

When my 60 year old father in law who has never had the money to travel out the country and has any life enjoyment put on hold (like spending $50 in gas to see a close friends wedding) just so he can put virtually every penny he earns into retirement and to cover future healthcare; because he can see his mother had to sell her house and move in with her kids AND STIILL can't afford all her medications; and his mother-in-law who every year has to make a choice between heating or prescriptions.

Why do they support the party who will give a bigger tax depreciation allowance on a brand new truck witf a GWR of 6000lbs compared to a used one of 6000lbs?

Neither of them will ever benefit from the tax cuts the republicans put in place that benefited households with income of $150k upwards proportionately moe than any other income bracket

why do they support the party who obviously does not support them?
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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Same as home and conservatives, they always promise lower taxes - more money in their pocket (if they follow through)
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Post Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
I really don't get it

Republicans screw them on healthcare
Republicans screw them on education
Republicans screw them by sending their kids to war
Republicans screw them on minimum-wage

It confuses and flummoxes me on nearly a daily basis

When my friend who works in a warehouse and make $24k a year at the age of 32 and doesn't get healthinsurance and supports them

When my 60 year old father in law who has never had the money to travel out the country and has any life enjoyment put on hold (like spending $50 in gas to see a close friends wedding) just so he can put virtually every penny he earns into retirement and to cover future healthcare; because he can see his mother had to sell her house and move in with her kids AND STIILL can't afford all her medications; and his mother-in-law who every year has to make a choice between heating or prescriptions.

Why do they support the party who will give a bigger tax depreciation allowance on a brand new truck witf a GWR of 6000lbs compared to a used one of 6000lbs?

Neither of them will ever benefit from the tax cuts the republicans put in place that benefited households with income of $150k upwards proportionately moe than any other income bracket

why do they support the party who obviously does not support them?
Because the have terminal stupidity I guess, or maybe because the family has always supported the Republicans and the children are brought up to support them too.
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Old Nov 2nd 2006, 4:00 pm
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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Originally Posted by BritGuyTN
I really don't get it...........
why do they support the party who obviously does not support them?

Maybe because the Republicans have God on their side?
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Old Nov 2nd 2006, 4:02 pm
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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Republicans support the 2nd amendment
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Old Nov 2nd 2006, 4:03 pm
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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Don't insult them [Republicans]; you'll be called Pinko Commies
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
Don't insult them [Republicans]; you'll be called Pinko Commies
I spoke to her yesterday .....
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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Originally Posted by Ray
Republicans support the 2nd amendment
So do Democrats... the NRA is supporting *50* (may have actually been 60) Democrats during next weeks elections.

EDIT: Is actually 60
http://online.wsj.com/public/article...f_main_tff_top

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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Originally Posted by anotherlimey
Don't insult them [Republicans]; you'll be called Pinko Commies
If you don't insult them on BE you'll be lynched!
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Originally Posted by irnbru4u
If you don't insult them on BE you'll be lynched!
I am a Conservative (Republican) ..no little pinko commie
is going to lynch me...... I have God and Glock on my side
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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

Originally Posted by Ray
I spoke to her yesterday .....
IF you mean who I think you do... she hasn't been around here in a long time...
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
So do Democrats... the NRA is supporting *50* (may have actually been 60) Democrats during next weeks elections.

EDIT: Is actually 60
Expected to .....is not fact ....
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Default Re: Why do so many lower-income white americans support the Republican?

the same could be said of the democrats though.

If they are the political party for poor people, why were there still poor people after 8 years of Clinton.........

I know it's very simplistic.
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Originally Posted by anotherlimey
IF you mean who I think you do... she hasn't been around here in a long time...
Thats correct ..... she gave up
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