If I were rich, I’d be a Republican. If I were poor, I would be a Democrat.
Does this make me crazy?
If I were rich, I would want to protect my assets. One way of doing this would be to vote for anything that reduces taxes. I would hate to work so hard only to see a large portion of my money given away to those that don’t work as hard as I do.
If I were poor, I would greatly appreciate government services. I would strongly believe in the redistribution of wealth – and I would want everyone to be taken care of. Even though I wasn’t born into a generous situation, I would like to have the same opportunities as others.
This is how my mind thinks. I would expect people to vote for things that directly benefit themselves.
Does this make me crazy?
According to my own research, it does.
A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a feature on Credit Karma which showed the average credit score of each state (also showed average FICO of certain email users [aol, gmail, etc.] which was awesome). I took this information and went a step further. I decided to see which of those states are considered Republican and Democratic – based on the last election.
- Average Republican Credit Score: 658.36
- Average Democratic Credit Score: 671.39
My independent research results surprised me. In my mind I was thinking: how could Republicans have worse credit than Democrats?
Republicans are rich and rich people pay their bills. Right?
Not exactly. I, again, decided to dive in a bit deeper. I looked up the average salary of each state and matched that up to whether that state voted Republican or Democrat – and was, again, surprised.Me – excelling.
- Average Republican Salary: $38,855
- Average Democratic Salary: $44,934
There were a few different reasons I could think of as to why this was true. Example: Celebrities are liberal – and rich. The South is conservative – and poor. But I didn’t think this was enough to skew the results.
Astonished – I immediately Googled my findings to see if anyone had this discovery before me. My Christopher Columbus moment was short lived as I stumbled upon many interesting articles – which I’m going to recommend to you all.
Are you all surprised to see that Democrats are “richer” than Republicans – and the “rich” are asking to be taxed?
***I don’t have a political agenda. I don’t actually side with Republicans or Democrats, but Libertarians. And I don’t actually believe Democrats are wealthier than Republicans, but it doesn’t make my “research” any less interesting. I would not accept my research as fact.