A new Census report shows the gap between the rich and poor is widest in states that vote Republican.
Six of the 10 counties with the highest income disparity were in Texas, Louisiana, Georgia and South Carolina. Wealthier counties tend to vote Democrat. Click here to read more about the report.
The report reminds me of a converstation I had with a caller on an A.M. radio show.
The topic was whether the rich should pay more in taxes. The caller – who identified himself as a conservative Republican – said no.
I asked him if he was rich, and standing up for his own self-interest. He said, no, and then told me he was living in a double-wide trailer. I’ll never forget his words:
“I am not rich now, but I plan on being very rich some day, and I do not want to face a confiscatory tax policy when I get there,” he said.
“Well, I want to wish you luck with that,” I said.
The greatest thing the GOP has going for it, is this jackpot mentality. Give all your political support to policies that benefit the rich, because who knows, you might be rich, too, some day.