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The Democrat Wealth Deception

Posted by Ryan on November 23, 2007

A thorough and detailed Heritage Foundation study of IRS data and political affiliation have found that the Democrats are the true “party of the rich” in this country at this time.  While rich people do not bother me (in fact, I’d like to be one of them some day!), this Washington Times story demonstrates that the blue areas of the country also tend to have lots of wealthy people in them.  The study also found that a good number of unabashed conservatives in the House come from middle-income, average districts as well. 

The Democrats have not been the “party of the people” for a long time.  When they look at people as statistics and demographic targets to be used in political campaigns, while at the same time professing to feel their pain or rallying the class-warfare mantra election after election, they aren’t showing respect for the people, just the ability to use them as agents of their power grab.

Also, I see a potentially insidious angle in this Heritage Foundation study:  if the Dems have rich people in their district, then their socialist agenda can only go so far without angering their constituents.  Sounds alright, but I can’t help wondering if this is just a way to make moderates more comfortable with Dems by saying that they won’t soak the rich either.  Fat chance that’ll happen!  The Dems need wealthy people to make demons out of them and to tax/regulate the productivity out of their spirits and occupations. 

So, beyond the deception, the Dems end up as the party of upper-crust liberal snobbery who have enough money to absorb a tax increase to fund inefficient social programs at the expense of the common American, for whom they no longer speak (and haven’t for decades).

2 Responses to “The Democrat Wealth Deception”

  1. Chris said

    Not very surprised by this at all. A couple of examples why:

    – In New Jersey, towns like Ridgewood, Westfield, Plainsboro and Marlboro used to be consistently Republican. This has changed over the years with the flux of New Yorkers coming into NJ to escape the NY taxes. They have brought their taxing philosophy into NJ as they help turn this state blue and price it out of range for many. Counties like Bergen, Monmouth and Ocean that used to be historically Republican have now been turned “purple to blue.”

    – In Virginia, Fairfax County, the largely suburban county outside of Washington DC, has grown quite Democrat over the years. Towns like Chantilly, Vienna, Tysons Corner and McClean are quite wealthy and as the population grows, the Libreal Population also grows. Fairfax County (along with Arlington and Alexandria) has helped push the vote count to victory for VA Liberals such as Mark Warner (too scared to run in 2008), Tim Kaine (never met a tax he didn’t like) and Jim “Melonhead” Weber (don’t even get me started on him).

    – Walmart: The Liberals have Walmart in their sights really, really bad as they have for years. While Walmart may provide lower prices for those in the ‘working class,’ who would stereotypically vote Democrat, Liberals hate Walmart because they are not unionized. As a result, they try to demean the company, run it through the mud and block it from opening in Democrat controlled areas. And what Walmart does in return is beautiful…they open just over the line in the next town or the next county as had been done in Chicago and Baltimore County, respectively. The town/county that shuns them loses out on the tax revenue. Go Walmart!

    Just another example of the blatant hypocrisy of those on the left.

  2. TRMarchesano said

    Well said.
    Another addition along these lines is the fact that if wealth redistribution worked, it would be that way every where in the world.
    You cannot level the playing field without cheapening the very things you redistribute. In a world full of millionaires who’s gonna “dig the ditches?”

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