We have been told over and over that the Republican party represents “the rich”. This is false. The Democrat party does.
Just for starters the Forbes 400 list of the Top 10 wealthiest Americans shows 8 liberal-leaning figures or hard-leftists (including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, Mark Zuckerberg, and Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google) and just two so-called conservatives. And the two “conservatives” (the Koch brothers) favor open borders and amnesty for illegals.
The combined wealth of the eight liberals and leftists ($621 billion) is 6 times that of the two so-called conservatives ($107 billion). There are zero pure conservatives on the list.
Meanwhile president Trump is a piker. He is way down the list at #259 and $3.1 billion.
The two top figures on Wall Street, Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon, are both very liberal figures who give lots of money to the increasingly radical Democrats. Most wealthy Wall Street and hedge fund tycoons are Democrats.
Most wealthy people in US cities, and in many suburbs, are liberal.
Most of the richest entertainers and artists are Democrats and leftists. Most wealthy foundations, like the Ford Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation, have been commandeered by leftists who give their grants to like-minded people.
Meanwhile Penny Starr at Breitbart News reported:
… the study published in USA Today: ‘Midterms: Poorest states have Republican legislatures, and richest have Democratic ones’
Eighteen of the 19 poorest states have legislatures where both chambers are Republican controlled. … All of the five richest states — Maryland, New Jersey, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Connecticut — have legislatures controlled by Democrats…
And overall, Democrats dominate in the 20 richest states.
“If America’s poor states remain Republican at the bottom, so will our Electoral College and the Republicans’ growing ability to win the presidency and control the Senate with a minority of the national popular vote,” Fisher predicts.
… “The balance of power in electing presidents and controlling the Senate lies in the hands of our poor, largely our non-urban poor,” Fisher wrote.
This paradigm can swing presidential elections to Republicans time after time. Republicans already have a ‘lock’ on a big Electoral College bloc of votes in states in the middle of the country where people have lower incomes than on the coasts. Donald Trump won 30 states and 57% of the Electoral College votes in 2016.
In other words, if largely rural, white and lower-income or modest-income (not rich) states in the middle of America continue to vote Republican in the Electoral College then Republicans will likely continue to win the presidency.
This dynamic gives Republican presidential candidates the ability to win the Electoral College without big popular vote totals from large liberal states like California and New York, as Trump did in 2016. This means that Republicans could continue to win the White House but lose the popular vote.
On the other hand 13 of the 14 wealthiest US states voted for Hillary in 2016. The three richest per-capita counties in America are suburbs of Washington, DC and are populated by well-paid federal workers (Deep State bureaucrats) who largely vote for far-left Democrats to represent them in the US House and Senate. They are Fairfax and Loudoun County in Virginia and Howard County in Maryland.
Eight of the 10 richest congressional districts in the US are represented in Washington by far-left Democrats like Nancy Pelosi (suburban San Francisco) Ted Lieu (Los Angeles along the coast) and Carolyn Maloney (Upper East Side of Manhattan (New York City)).
Do you ever wonder why rich people don’t go to church but lower-income and middle-class people do?
Well, consider the most famous Biblical criticism of “the rich” and you have the answer:
“It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” (Mark 10:25)
The reality is that rich people throughout history have felt that their wealth protects them from the vicissitudes of life while many lower-income people pray to God for help and try to live good Christian lives to curry favor with God.
Meanwhile the website called The Hill reports about the most liberal US state of all, California, which officially has the highest poverty rate and the biggest gap in income inequality:
California made major news this month… reclaiming a valuable economic marker as the fifth largest economy in the world ($2.7 trillion annual state wealth). … However, the state remains one of the most unequal in the nation — one that has both billions of dollars in Silicon Valley and rampant homelessness. The Golden State’s efforts to eliminate poverty instead accentuates it, and its tax system inadvertently aids those who are already wealthy. With the middle class leaving in droves, California’s society represents a neo-feudal mix of robber barons and poor. It’s an unsustainable mixture.
That is liberal California to a T. Every statewide political office is Democrat and the Democrats in California are militants. There is little opportunity for reform, although Nikitas3.com believes that Republican John Cox could definitely win the governor’s race in November, that Californians are fed up with the leftist drift in their state and the increasingly bad conditions there.
But isn’t liberalism supposed to solve “income inequality”?
Yes, but it does not solve the problem but makes it worse.
Obama’s net worth in 2018 is estimated up to $70 million while “rich Republican” former president George W. Bush is worth just $25 million. ‘Green’ Al Gore is worth $300 million. The Clintons are worth $150 million and maybe much more.
Yet Hillary Clinton once said that “They don’t see me as part of the problem because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off…”
Wow. Talk about tone-deaf arrogance. This is why Nikitas3.com predicted as far back as 2014 that Hillary would lose. She is politically dumb.
For more than a century California was the middle-class land of opportunity. But once the super-rich Silicon Valley elites and wealthy Hollywood moguls and their Democrat friends incrementally took over the state and encouraged more and more demented behavior, it went downhill. These wealthy people are totally out of touch with the real world. Through their wealth and political contributions and media power they control the agenda that they think works but does not.
As long as they think that their ideas are working that is all that matters. Reality is irrelevant. They never see, and thus ignore, the exploding mass of homeless in their state, an estimated 150,000 living on city streets. They are immune to the junkies shooting up all over San Francisco. They don’t care that the middle class is fleeing California, leaving a wider and wider gap between rich and poor.
They live in wealthy bubbles. They think only of themselves. As long as they are rich they don’t care about anything else just like the political elites in Venezuela are stealing the country blind as it sinks into misery and starvation.
Nikitas3.com lives in liberal Massachusetts and you can see the far-left at work dividing the state into rich and poor. The wealthy people are concentrated around Boston, and the rest of the state is generally suffering.
Republicans and conservatives have departed Massachusetts in droves and even hundreds of thousands of liberals have fled, many to conservative next-door New Hampshire and to other conservative states like Texas. This is classic elite socialism – even liberals get forced out and then they run to conservative states to have a better life.
Another bastion of inequality is New York City, the headquarters of the American left. You can see the most expensive real estate in the world on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and walk just two miles north to poverty and misery in Harlem.