"This abhorrent "Robin Hood" mentality"?????
--Extending Bush Tax Cuts for millionaires and billionaires?
-- Billion dollar bailouts to banks?
--Tax loopholes where multi-billion dollar corporations pay no taxes?
--CEO salaries skyrocket exponentially since 1980's but wages stay the same or lower when adhusted for inflation?
--Citizens United allows corporations to financially back candidates like never before.
What is the very opposite of a "Robin Hood mentality"? Because facts say that what continues to happen in this administration to cap off 30 years of legislative changes that are squarely centered on helping the most wealthy.
In what universe is taking from those with the least and giving to the wealthiest not an abhorrent mentality, but reversing that trend is?
Your preconceived diatribe completely missed the entire point of the study. It was only after Americans - Democrat AND Republican -- were given no partisan labels that they preferred a more equittable distribution.
The ingenious blind study showed that Republicans when given only FACTS and not shackled by the chains of partisan slogans are much more like Democrats than they actually know.
Someone with a three digit IQ would have picked up on this.
Jonathan, great article and what a great study. I would have loved if the study authors introduced one more graphic. One of Income distribution in the pre Reagan era.
That way, we could have a scietific basis for the slogan "Restore the Weath" instaed of "redistribute the wealth" which has been resdistributed to millionaires and billionaires for the last 30 years
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