Life in a Plutocracy.....
The really sad thing is to see these dumbass blue collar, $35,000 to $50,000 a year people vote against their own best interests time and time again. All the while truly believing that they are somehow part of this "big boy club" of the elites.
That's because they are just as shortsighted and ignorant as everyone else. Until the general public understands that voting itself a largesse from the public coffers does nothing but perpetuate serfdom of the middle class, this is what we'll have. We vote for welfare programs, selective tax breaks, subsidies for various industries, favortism (amounting to little more than subisdization) for unions and the like etc.
All the while this undermines an economic mindset of savings, investments tempered by losses and disciplined credit which could give us real economic prosperity. It's a lot like Western Medicinein that way ... let's just treatment rather than finding a cure.