April 1, 2014

Which Party Is Rich?

A look at House districts.

If there’s one saying that’s tried and “true” in DC, it’s that Republicans are the “party of the rich.” Except it’s a lie. The latest example is a report that of the 10 wealthiest House districts, eight are represented by Democrats, including the top six. Most of them are in New York and California, and the three that aren’t are outside New York City or Washington, DC. The AP helpfully notes, “Democrats say the ‘party of the rich’ label is more about policies than constituents.” We suppose there’s some truth to that, because Republican – well, conservative – policies help people get rich. Democrats prefer to keep their subjects poor while raking in the dough from the rich.

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