“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm” —James Madison
Monday, September 18, 2006
What's the matter with voting Republican if you're poor?
"The strongest correlation between income and voting is not whom you vote for but if you vote at all. The more you earn, the more likely you are to turn out. According to the [US] census, 81.3% of those who earned $100,000 or more turned out in 2004; the figure for those who earned less than $20,000 was 48%. That's because the rich have something to vote for. They have two parties; the poor here have none." —Gary Younge