posted on Aug, 25 2011 @ 08:08 AM
I believe statically, this is true....Liberals are smarter. This is based on the people I know who vote Conservative, as well as these people who
call in to talk radio. I think Conservative voters have no idea of what the people they vote for represent.
Conservatives want to end Social Security and Medicare...even though everyone pays into these programs (even minimum wage earners) our whole life.
Conservatives do not want Universal Healthcare of any kind. They want to keep the status quo. A system where only the wealthy can afford great
healthcare. The rest of us can't even get it unless we're healthy with no pre-existing conditions and can afford it. Or if we're lucky enough to
work for an employer who offers it...however, only 50% of employers even offer a health plan now.
Conservatives applauded the Ryan plan which will eliminate Medicare, and put seniors on a voucher plan. Trust me, this would be a first step of
eventually ending Government help of healthcare of any kind. A voucher plan would mean seniors would have to shell out alot of money on their own for
healthcare if they could even find a company to sell it to them!
Conservatives say we have a crisis in Social Security, even though Social Security hasn't added one dime to our deficit ever! They want to scare
people to "reform" it because heaven forbid those rich people actually have to contribute like the rest of us. Yes, once you make over $106,000 a
year you no longer have to contribute. And yes, everyone can receive SS benefits no matter what your income is....even Bill Gates.
Conservatives do not want to regulate the financial sector, even though it put us on the brink of a economic depression. Doesn't it make sense to
ensure this doesn't happen again?
Conservatives want to eliminate the Department of Education. What? Education only accounts for less than 4% of our Federal Budget, and grants are
included in that small percentage that help many kids go to college who wouldn't be able to afford it otherwise.
So yes, Conservatives are not as smart. They are voting for a party that want to cut everything that matters to the middle class - retirement,
healthcare, education, etc. All these cuts, and for what? More tax cuts for the rich! Did you know over the last 10 years, the top 1% of earners in
this country have seen their income double? All the while, they're paying less money in taxes on this money. Did you know the percentage of income
the rich pay are at its lowest level in 60 years?
Conservative politicians try to fool people by selling them on the idea that cutting taxes on the rich is good for the economy...their wealth will
"trickle" down to the rest of us. They say these people are job creators. Well, the rich have gotten Significant tax cuts to historically low
levels over the past 10 years....where are the jobs? Unemployment over the past 10 years have went from 2% to 10%. Corporations are making record
profits, but still aren't hiring....and many of these corporations pay 0 taxes. General Electric paid 0 taxes last year, but made record profits of
14 Billion...not only did they pay zero taxes, they got back a 2 billion dollar rebate! In return, they have shed jobs, shipped them overseas, and
cut pensions and benefits and salaries.
Just remember this, in the 40s and 50s this country experienced an economic boom and the rich were taxed two to three times more then.
So yes, I think conservatives are not smarter because they are voting for politicians who don't represent any of their interests at all....who make
them believe Social Security is welfare....or that Government is evil.
They believe in Social Darwinism, but don't believe in Darwin.
Why would anyone vote for these guys when they don't represent you? Is it a social issue...is it because they are against gay marriage, and so are
you so that's why you support them. Is one or two social issues enough to vote for people who, if in power, would seriously hurt the standing of the