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    Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress | Early & Often

    So, people thought that republicans of congress, and that republicans in general were wealthy, not so, according to this report.

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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    I don't think anyone thinks that. Liberals actually tend to be a bit wealthier than conservatives. We're generally more educated, which is a pretty good indicator of economic class.

    However, averages can be misleading. The tiny super rich are overwhelmingly conservative, as are their poorer, more fundamentalist religious electorate. That's how we get an average income of about $32,000 in this country, but if all income were divided evenly, it would be around $220,000. Context makes a big difference. Those House districts have wealthier communities, while the super rich tend to live wherever they want, not even with the regular upper class.

    Either way, simply discussing the 10 wealthiest districts is a very small sample size.
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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I don't think anyone thinks that. Liberals actually tend to be a bit wealthier than conservatives. We're generally more educated, which is a pretty good indicator of economic class.
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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress | Early & Often

    So, people thought that republicans of congress, and that republicans in general were wealthy, not so, according to this report.
    The Dems are also the party of the "Outstretched Palm."
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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Why the liberal's redistribution of wealth scheme is unbiblical:

    Obama vs. the Bible – Redistribution of Wealth « The Righter Report
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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by Logicman View Post
    Why the liberal's redistribution of wealth scheme is unbiblical:

    Obama vs. the Bible – Redistribution of Wealth « The Righter Report
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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress | Early & Often

    So, people thought that republicans of congress, and that republicans in general were wealthy, not so, according to this report.
    How does this go along with "All blacks vote Democrat?" Unless black people are on the whole richer than white people, and tend to live in nicer neighborhoods....

    Basically, BOTH parties represent the interests of the rich.


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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    How does this go along with "All blacks vote Democrat?" Unless black people are on the whole richer than white people, and tend to live in nicer neighborhoods....

    Basically, BOTH parties represent the interests of the rich.
    It's probably a myth that republicans are the evil rich, that is, in congress, it looks like rich democrats are outnumbering republicans, as being rich.

    I'm not sure where you want to go with this black skin thing mentioned.

    According to this media outlet, blacks overwhelmingly voted democrat, supporting Obama's reelection.

    I do not know if this media outlet is biased or not, I'm not that familiar with media biases.

    The wide racial gap in Obama’s presidential elections, in 2 charts

    I'm not sure about your analogy of black vs white voters, the link in the Original Post (OP) states congressional democrats, not voters.

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    Re: Democrats are the party of the rich in Congress

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    It's probably a myth that republicans are the evil rich, that is, in congress, it looks like rich democrats are outnumbering republicans, as being rich.

    I'm not sure where you want to go with this black skin thing mentioned.

    According to this media outlet, blacks overwhelmingly voted democrat, supporting Obama's reelection.

    I do not know if this media outlet is biased or not, I'm not that familiar with media biases.

    The wide racial gap in Obama’s presidential elections, in 2 charts

    I'm not sure about your analogy of black vs white voters, the link in the Original Post (OP) states congressional democrats, not voters.
    So the Members themselves are rich. Which really shouldn't come as any kind of surprise.

    I'm going off of this statement, which talks about the voters of the district:

    But in Congress, the wealthiest among us are more likely to be represented by a Democrat than a Republican.
    This doesn't really seem to jive with the idea of blacks voting Democrat - minorities are usually less wealthy than whites.

    But I think what it really says is that party affiliation cuts across economic lines, and with gerrymandering, a rich Democratic neighborhood is less likely to be in the same district as the rich Republican neighborhood a few blocks over.


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