Democrats new party of the rich?

@soccermom (3200)
United States
November 6, 2007 8:10am CST
I was listening to talk radio yesterday and there was a story about how it is no longer the Republican party that is the party of the rich. The story was based on the fact that demographically Democrats control the richest parts of the nation. The study was based on representation in the areas where single peoples median income was greater than 100K, and married households that had 200K or over in income. I personally find this flawed on the basis that there are more millionaires now than ever before, and maybe it is a sign that alot of voters are just disenfranchised with the Republican party and are voting for more of the Democratic counterparts, that possibly this has nothing to do with money. What is your opinion? I find this interesting and am looking to be enlightened on other opinions.
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@ParaTed2k (22977)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
8 Nov 07
It's always been a myth anyway. Democrats say they are out to help the "common man", but I have yet to see any of their programs close project housing out of lack of need. Democrat policies are also about the government helping people, when it should be WE the People who help each other.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I'll tell ya Para the best thing that ever happened to the city I live in is when we elected an Independant for a mayor. ALthough I live in a largely Republican area that seems to be run by the churches this man has really helped bring about some changes, including fighting with our local reps to receive grants to tear down one of the worst housing projects in the city and find a local developer that was willing to build nearly 52 new homes for low income people to purchase. It' happening slowly, but there is change in our city. Too bad there's not any decent Independant presidential candidates out there that could actually make it against these big machines.
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• United States
8 Nov 07
I live in a largely Republican area on the East Coast. Most people I know make over $100,000 and yes, they tend to be registered Republicans. But even my Republican sister has been voting Democratic lately. At our local elections on Tuesday I voted for a good mix of Republicans and Democrats, as well as men and women.
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Nov 07
never looked into that part of it but it does seem like the east coast and Calif. do have more rich people in them . dont know if this hurts the parties or not. WOuldnt you just love to make 100K a year!
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
6 Nov 07
Even if I we made 100K a year I don't think it would be enough! LOL We make a little over half that (working a conmbined 120 hours a week to do it) and it seems to me that if we adjust our spending to our income we do just fine, I have to admit thought it has been kind of depressing since our house had flood damage and it wiped out our whole savings and Xmas fund to fix, now we're back to paycheck to paycheck. My sis and her hubby clear over 100K a year, first babby on the way in February and to listen to them talk they are broke. It makes me sick, they don't know how lucky they have it. I know it's off topic, but how have you been doing? Have you started the chemo yet? I keep you in my thoughts.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
6 Nov 07
way to many hows to make the money that dont streach far enough. and ya that would annoy ya making more with one child on the way and broke I dont see it we dont make near that and are comfortable when Daughter is working but now pay check to pay check with my SS and son in laws check. am doing pretty good nurse comes in every other day to repack wounds thats what they call them I wasnt healing good so doc took out the steaches so I have holes across my chest that are healing slowly. no chemo till they heal all the way up. and dont know how much longer that will be. Thanks for asking . I will get well and I will be ok soon I promice hugs and blessings
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
6 Nov 07
It's all just right-wing BS, really. The Republicans are still the ones who do the favors for the corporations.
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• United States
16 Nov 07
I agree with ParaTed that the idea is largely a myth. Many Republicans live in "flyover country," which is not known for its riches while liberals tend to inhabit the larger, more affluent cities. However, you do have a point in saying that voters are disgruntled with Republicans, leading some to vote for Democrats. Others may vote third party or stay home. Some will vote for Ron Paul.
@vsraovsr (734)
• India
6 Nov 07
Sorry, I really don't have an idea about these matters.