Why Do Many Americans Vote, Against Their Own Interest, For Republicans Who Transfer Wealth to the Richest 1%?

Wealth has become even more concentrated during the Bush years. Today, the richest one percent of Americans has 22 percent of all income and about 40 percent of all wealth. This is the biggest concentration of income and wealth since 1928. In 2005, average CEO pay was 369 times that of the average worker, compared... show more Wealth has become even more concentrated during the Bush years. Today, the richest one percent of Americans has 22 percent of all income and about 40 percent of all wealth. This is the biggest concentration of income and wealth since 1928. In 2005, average CEO pay was 369 times that of the average worker, compared with 131 times in 1993 and 36 times in 1976. At the pinnacle of America’s economic pyramid, the nation’s 400 billionaires own 1.25 trillion dollars in total net worth - the same amount as the 56 million American families at the bottom half of wealth distribution.
Update: USMC-"the best health care system in the world, and the average worker makes more today than he ever has. So what is your point exactly?"LOL The World Health Organization ranks the United States 37th in healthcare http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthranks.html -I guess that means best among the... show more USMC-"the best health care system in the world, and the average worker makes more today than he ever has. So what is your point exactly?"LOL
The World Health Organization ranks the United States 37th in healthcare
http://www.photius.com/rankings/healthra...
-I guess that means best among the "GOD Bless America Only" Crowd...the U.S. doesn't rank in the top 25 in life expectancy...
http://www.geographyiq.com/ranking/ranki...

the average worker has not kept up with inflation...
As Robert Kuttner observes in his new book, The Squandering of America, from 1966 to 2001, the wealthiest one-tenth of all Americans captured the lion’s share of society’s productivity growth. But it was the top one tenth of 1 percent that gained the very most. Those between the 80th and 90th percentiles about held their own. Those between the 95th and 99th percentiles gained 29 percent, while those between the top 99 and 99.9 percentile, gained 73 percent and top .1 291%!
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