For well over a decade, political observers have asked: Why do Republicans always vote against their own economic interests? The answer is that they are mean by nature, have no social conscience, and are stupid.
It's no secret that Republicans in Congress have no consideration for the American people, but they seem to have a particular hatred of their own voters that parallels their loving devotion to the ultra-rich and corporations. In fact, it's safe to say that for the past several decades Republicans have fought against any policy or legislation that serves the needs of all Americans.
Over the weekend, the Senate passed America's 2021 bailout bill, and it was no surprise every Republican voted against it. No sane American should wonder why because of Republican history.
There was no money for the top percent – a violation of everything Republicans stand for. Worse still, it consisted of "major economic tests for most people, expanded unemployment benefits, a major infusion of aid to state governments, and a new child benefit that could cut child poverty in half."
The Republicans in the house literally shouted badly about the bill, claiming it was socialism. Again, there is nothing new from the GOP because it will help working people and socialism make the Republican voters pointless. The GOP's opposition to the law was also another sign that Republicans exist only to serve the interests of the rich at the expense of working Americans. What is not surprising is that the same Republicans who vote against helping all Americans, including their own voters, continue to be elected by the people who seem to rule them to harm them.
Over in the Washington Post, columnist Greg Sargent wrote a clever piece about deceiving Republicans and the never-ending assault on their own voters. Mr. Sargent commented on an analysis written by Jacob Grumbach, Paul Pierson, and Jacob Hacker of Yale University. The topic of the analysis revolved around "the political economy of the red countries compared to that of the blue ones".
The three authors concluded what Sargent called the conclusion: "We are in the grip of a paradox. Even if Republican-elected areas continue to lag behind blue America economically – which contributes to the much-discussed regional inequalities." between cosmopolitan and remote areas. "
The obvious conclusion of the analysis is, "Republican elites everywhere are increasingly advocating an increasingly unified and regressive agenda that does little to solve the problem." According to the authors:
"Red America continues to fall behind, but the politicians who represent it at all levels have agreed on an economic agenda that hurts the people who live there."
This obvious conclusion begs a question that experts and political observers have asked for several decades: Why do Republicans continue to be elected when they keep causing economic damage to the people they want to serve?
The simple answer, of course, is that Republican voters are either sick masochists or inherently stupid. That certainly applies to anyone who votes for a politician or party that continues to deliberately hurt them. There is probably a more reasonable answer based on the desperate need of Red State voters to be afraid of everything and religious to the extreme.
No matter how much economic damage Republicans do to their constituents, they know the easiest way to get elected or re-elected is to stand up for God, weapons, and the fetus. Add in socialism, and Republicans representing red states have been happy to be re-elected for decades. In fact, Republicans in the House and Senate claimed that the Biden incentive was socialism to scare life from their base.
Although the vast majority of Americans will receive a check for $ 1,400 and families will receive $ 300 per child for a year, and communities will receive much-needed financial assistance from the incentive, there is little doubt that Republicans will be in two Years of voting in the elections will re-elect the same people who opposed helping their voters.
Despite the vehement opposition from Republicans in Congress to helping their own voters, it is very likely that they will have an easy job in the next election. This happened in Kansas a few years ago because then Governor Sam Brownback used the "fetus" to address believers after it destroyed the economy.
It happened in Kentucky where Senate minority leader "Moscow" Mitch McConnell easily won another six years after the demigod he supported allowed a virulent plague to devastate the nation and decimate the economy.
Republican voters continue to vote Republicans who are deliberately and premeditated against anything that will help the people because those voters are not only ignorant but extremely religious and filthy stupid. Republican politicians know and will continue to cheat their voters until the grassroots are wise.
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