Here it is.

Why do so many Americans vote against their own best interests?

As noted previously, I have lived for extended periods in the USA, Canada, and several EU countries.

With the exception of the USA, most citizens vote pragmatically in line with the best interests of their class.

Only here in the USA do working stiffs (eg, NASCAR Dads) enthusiastically support tax cuts and other actions designed solely to put or leave still more money in the hands of the wealthiest 1 or 2%.

Some try to describe this phenomenon as attributable to these people perceiving themselves not as poor but as "pre-rich".

Which then begs the question how did they become so badly deluded to begin with?

Do they really believe that by fixing up and selling the four Trans-Ams rusting on their front lawns, they will be propelled in high society? Or by joining an MLM?

Discuss!
Permalink Great Expectorations 
March 18th, 2005
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