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What percent of the 1% are Democrat or Republican?

Asked by Artfulcodger4444 (9points) November 6th, 2014

Regarding the 1% that everyone talks about that is getting more and more wealthy while the Middle Class and Lower Class get less and less wealthy. What portion of the 1% are Democrats and what portion are Republican?

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Artfulcodger4444's avatar

New York Times says 58% of the 1% are Conservative or Republican

Zaku's avatar

It’s all BS though to keep us distracted from noticing the wealthiest interests own the NYT and most of both the Republican and the Democrat members of Congress, for all practical purposes.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy.”

- Carrol Quigley, Tragedy and Hope

stanleybmanly's avatar

What difference does it make, since they own both parties? One party all but admits it, and profits handsomely thereby. The other puts up a sad pretense of resistance, and suffers the ridicule of all concerned.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Believe me the 1% don’t give a shit about the left or right. They care if you buy into the dichotomy or not.

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