Class Warfare Blog

April 8, 2014

The Income Inequality Divide

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 11:07 am
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On Ezra Klein’s new news/commentary website Vox there appeared an article with the title “Inequality is Highest in Democratic Districts.” This was apparently a mystery to many, even though the researcher (Michael Zuckerman of The Atlantic) who found confirmation of this fact stated “Part of this, Zuckerman writes, is driven by the simple fact of political geography: ‘cities have become, in general, strongholds of the Democratic Party, and cities have become, in general, hives of the most dramatic income inequality in the country.’”

Gosh, cities, I never would have guessed.

Where are corporate headquarters, do you think? In cities or out in the farm belt? And who comprise the bulk of the 1% and the 0.1%? Uhh … corporate executives? Got it in one, Bubba, so, … , the effing plutocrats are concentrated in big cities; amazing, right? So, people in the more rural parts of the country haven’t really seen any of this income inequality, right?

Oh, come on. The author of this piece actually thinks that politicians have looked at the data. Let me simplify it for you: if Democrats are for it, Republicans are against it, and vice-versa. Got it?

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6 Comments »

  1. Good comments Steve

    Though we are going to find fewer among the ranks of the Democrats than the Republicans, it is still the neoliberals within each Party that undermines the middle class with their anti-government, free markets views being the savior of our economic, political and social systems.

    It is that category that we have have to weed out and hound if we are ever going to give the middle class in this country a chance again. Conservatives – and I don’t mean the TeaBagging, Ayn Rand-types – are willing to support moderate tax increases to keep effective social programs propped up and there are sufficient numbers of millionaires and billionaires who also don’t want to see the likes of the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and Pete Peterson guiding public policy in any form.

    Comment by lbwoodgate — April 8, 2014 @ 11:16 am | Reply

    • As I have said, if Eisenhower Republicans were still around, I might be one of them. And that is the problem. There are no more Liberal Republicans. And Moderate Republican? All of them seem to be retiring, so who is left? “The TeaBagging, Ayn Rand-types.”

      On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 8, 2014 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

  2. Coming up next: The shocking discovery that an average 0.1% household pays more dollars in taxes that an average middle class household!

    Comment by List of X — April 8, 2014 @ 12:32 pm | Reply

    • I’m shocked, I tell you, shocked. Hey Mitt Romney paid a greater percentage in the tax year he shared than I did this year! he paid 14.9% (net) and I paid 14.7%. That’s progressive taxation, no?

      On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 12:32 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — April 8, 2014 @ 12:37 pm | Reply

      • No, I meant in actual dollars. As a percentage of my income, I pay more than Mitt Romney.

        Comment by List of X — April 8, 2014 @ 12:44 pm | Reply

        • Okay, you got me. LOL!

          On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 12:44 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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          Comment by Steve Ruis — April 8, 2014 @ 12:47 pm | Reply


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