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POLITICS: Democrats the real “party of the rich”

Letter by Craig Chilton, Bonney Lake on May 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm | 144 Comments »
May 16, 2012 4:39 pm

I got a nice chuckle last Sunday (5-13) while reading the Charles Barkley interview in Parade Magazine. The interviewer stated “I read somewhere that you’re a Republican; true?” Barkley answered “No, I said I was rich like a Republican.” I like Charles Barkley. He is a funny guy. Unfortunately, like many Americans, Barkley is uninformed.

The wealth in this country is held overwhelmingly by liberals and the “party of the rich” is the Democratic Party. This idea that the Republicans are the “rich guys” is just propaganda promoted by the Democrats for years and reignited by President Obama’s class warfare. The top three wealthiest states in the U.S. are all blue states, based on any metric from the Census Bureau. Out of the top 10, blue states dominate the list.

Most political analysts have declared Washington as a solidly blue state and, with King County full of wealthy liberals, it’s no wonder President Obama came here last week. How does King County vote? Overwhelmingly for Democrats.

Wall Street? In 2008, President Obama railed against the Wall Street “fat cats,” then took in millions from them. He did better at getting Wall Street cash than any other president in the last 20 years – almost $16 million compared to John McCain’s $9 million.

President Obama has raised more than $3.4 million and Governor Romney about $1.1 million in Washington state. It’s clear who the rich guys are.

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