Current U.S. Political 
Economy Controversies 

1. Why is Poverty Controversial?
2. Is Income Stagnation Serious?
    
3. Is Politics About the Money?

4. Worst 20th Century Decade Was?
5
. Criticism of Modern Capitalism

B. Do People Vote Their Pocketbook?

Some Do 
SS and Medicare Get 
All The Money for the 
High Voting Elderly

Special Notes:
Many poor people don't collect Social Security because the die and while science will keep even poor people alive longer, their  debilitating diseases will make them miserable and cost Medicare a fortune.


Some Don't 
 Voters Want Less Government
 

Many poor rural voters do not have insurance but they have
issues that are so important they give up economic gain.

1) Antiabortionist   
2) NRA advocates
3) Rural limited government advocates who want a sedimentary life
4) Working poor, usually not insured, need to dislike the lowlifes below
     them that are gaming the system by collecting welfare. These people
    don't want a handout until they or someone they know gets sick and
    then they too game the system. These working poor often do not mind
    that the upper middle class and rich game the system the most because
    the top is something to strive toward.
5. People who need to feel good about what they have accomplished
    often despise those on the bottom. Some climbed the latter, others work
    for daddy.  
6. Some understand that the Social Security retirement plan is very
    progressive and has many other programs to help those in 
    financial stress. For people in the bottom fifth of the earnings
    distribution, the ratio of benefits to taxes is almost three times 
    as high as it is for those in the top. They want their freedom and
    free cake at the same time.

 

 

Southern European states-- Italy, Greece, Portages, and Spain insist on voting their pocketbook to the detriment of society. Rich states--Germany and other northern European states do not want to pay the bill.

In contrast US, southern states do not only not vote their pocketbook; they refuse help like Obamacare coming from the north. US south easily defeats the European south in the economic stupidity war!

And the Answer Is?

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