The Mix

Wealthiest to America: "looks like we were suckers!"

Sorry 'bout that.
After the 2004 election, the Village Voice did an analysis of exit polls (which I can’t find now) and drew a conclusion I never saw anywhere else: turnout was very high in 2004, but it was high among all groups proportionally. The GOP’s core constituents came out in record numbers and so did the Dems’ most reliable voting blocks.

The only group that turned out in relatively greater numbers than everyone else were those making over $100,000 dollars. They came out in droves, voted for their tax cuts, and George W. Bush won a second ruinous term.

Which is why this article in Businessweek caught my eye. Apparently, the administration is now losing what the story’s author terms “the investor class”:
Joshua Holland is a staff writer at Alternet and a regular contributor to The Gadflyer.
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