I certainly understand folks who support the Republican platform for ideological reasons. But I’m confounded at why people of modest means support their economic policies. Am I incorrect in my perception that the working “middle” class has seen pretty incredibly rough times these past 8 years? Have federal funds been flowing to those red states to keep them in the fold? Is a couple hundred dollar tax refund sufficient to make folk forget every other negative economic development?
I often hear conservative folk complain that Dems will raise our taxes/cost jobs. But even prior to this recent crisis, it seemed on average folk were losing jobs, losing benefits, losing homes, paying higher prices, and working harder and harder for less.
Am I mistaken in my perception that what has historically been considered the middle class has shrunk and come to have far more in common with the poor than the wealthy?
Is there a rational basis for middle class Americans to feel they would do better economicaly under a Republican platform than Democrat?