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    Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich"?

    Who do you feel the American public perceives to be more pro rich policy wise? Democrats or Republicans?

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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    Undoubtedly Republican, both in rhetoric and policy objectives.

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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    Both parties are pro-rich. Republicans are just a bit more honest about who owns them.

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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    When you realize that modern politics all boils down to obtaining a vote by promising less contribution to the treasury in taxes, more spending from it, or some terrible combination of the two then you also realize that both Democrats and Republicans have their concentrations of wealth to appeal to.

    All it takes is spending 10-20 minutes on OpenSecrets. You will find everything from rich individual donors like The Koch Brothers, Soros, Bloomberg, and Eychaner to organizations like the National Education Association, ActBlue, Fahr LLC, the Service Employees International Union, Koch Industries, and the NRA. Corporations like Comcast, Goldman Sachs, AT&T Inc, and Lockheed Martin are usually in the list as well. Hell, even good ole Bill Maher boasted about giving $1 million towards Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

    Republicans have their various avenues of money, and Democrats have their various avenues of money.

    Perception from the media is Republicans are "pro-rich." And in many cases they have a strong argument when staying within the confines of their debate, but at the end of the day once you dig into the math of the 2014, or 2012, or 2010, or 2008 Elections you will find a plethora of cash making its way to politicians both left and right. We damn near touched $4 Billion for 2014, and that was without a Presidential Election. 2012 was over $6 billion. And understand we are not even counting so called "dark money" through all the 501c groups empowered by the Citizens United ruling.

    We can argue all night about this money over here being not so bad, but that money over there is a problem. This is "pro-rich" over here, but over there it is pro worker. Whatever. It is all bull**** and the name of the election game is concentrations of wealth. People may not want to admit it, but the reality is neither of the two main political parties reject wealth. It all boils down to who's "pro-rich" lean wins, and who's "pro-rich" wealth calls the shots until the next election. Been that way for a very long time, and it would be foolish to suggest otherwise.
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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich



    Republicans are pro rich having control over their lives.

    Democrats are pro rich having control over your lives.
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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    Neither is against the rich, but the right wing is dead set on destroying the middle class, ironically while shouting how loudly they love it.
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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    We've got one party giving freebies to the wealthy & their corporations, and the other party giving freebies to the poor & those that play the system in order to appear poor.

    Meanwhile, my wife & I pay for it all, and NEITHER party represents US!
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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    As long as we allow campaign donations to control our democracies, Democrats and Republicans will both continue to serve the interests of the rich.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    We've got one party giving freebies to the wealthy & their corporations, and the other party giving freebies to the poor & those that play the system in order to appear poor.

    Meanwhile, my wife & I pay for it all, and NEITHER party represents US!
    Your combined incomes must be obscene.
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    Re: Does the US public percieve Republican or Democrat policy as being more "Pro-Rich

    The American public? The American public is entertained by The Kardashians and Duck Dynasty. I pay them little mind.

    The majority of people are little more than programmable automatons who simply choose a tribe and then fall in line. They do not actually perceive much of anything at all as they are too busy reacting in the appropriate fashion to notice a whole lot.
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