The More Money You Make the More Likely You'll Vote Republican
Years ago, when I was still teaching at St. Stephen's School in Alexandria, Virginia, I overheard the secretary to the headmaster say, laughingly, to someone in her office, "Oh, now; you're rich enough to vote Republican, aren't you?" (Needless to say, her husband's income was considerably higher than her own secretary's salary.)
This was during the 1980 presidential campaign (Carter vs. Reagan). It chilled me then and the memory of it does to this day.
Here's a paragraph from the article that expresses something I've been concerned about for a very long time now:
I really don't know why this isn't obvious to the powers that be.
Somehow, we have got to convince more of the affluent voters that the ever-widening gap between the rich and poor is not in their interest, no matter how uncertain the future looks. It rips communities apart. It leads to every kind of social ill and unrest, from increased crime to depression to teen pregnancy. It’s ruinous to democracy and it’s even destructive to capitalism. Society will absorb only so much unfairness, only so much disparity between haves and have-nots.