The original question. How does the GOP get poor and middle class to vote against their own best interests?

This is more than a race or fear question. Since the 80s the GOP has convinced people the government is the problem not the solution. Democrats are minions of the devil. Even if a Republican is crooked, at least he is not a democrat. They convince people that they will do better economically with republicans... show more This is more than a race or fear question. Since the 80s the GOP has convinced people the government is the problem not the solution. Democrats are minions of the devil. Even if a Republican is crooked, at least he is not a democrat. They convince people that they will do better economically with republicans than dems. i.e. What is good for business is good for people. In the 70s most of the revenue to the government (75%) came from taxes on business's.Only 25% were from working people. Starting in the Reagan adminstration that started to change. Today 75 of tax revenue comes from working people and only 25% from corporate business. No wonder
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