Back to voting against your self-interest, huh? Well is the US Constitution against my self-inerest? Owning and being able to carry my firearm against my self-interest? Attracting or keeping companies in the US so we have jobs against my self-interest? Viewing all Americans as just Americans and not by race, gender, wealth or sexual persuasion against my self-interests?<quoted text>
The bible belt states are comprised of mostly low-income whites. People tricked into voting against their own best interests. At least low-income whites in the big cities vote for what's best for them. They vote like corporations. Only idealistic fools vote country over themselves.
If a rich person votes against his/her financial best interests, he/she will still be rich. Stern, Moore, Buffet, Jobs, Gates, and so forth have enough money to last generations. They can afford to be idealistic. Working-class stiffs can't do the same. It's just dumb.
People who are worried about the future of their children need to teach their children that this is a global economy. Learn skills that will make you employable anywhere. Don't limit yourself to one geographical location. If a city or state goes bad, you move. Same with a country.
All I see is bitterness in the Republican party. Most Americans aren't affluent, so you have a lot of Republicans voting against their best financial interests. The same people worried about what people on food stamps are putting in their carts. If you can afford to eat steak every single day, you don't worry about what people on food stamps fill their carts with. LOL I know I don't. It's bitterness. The government is going to waste my money one way or another. If they ended all the entitlements tomorrow, they'd just waste my money on something else.
Some of you guys are like gang bangers. Draped in the colors of your flag. For what? What is that going to get you? You guys better start treating yourself as if you were corporations. Look out for number one. Life would be better. You'd be a lot less bitter. What's the difference between Republicans who can't afford to take a trip out of the country whenever they want and gangbangers in the hood who are basically in the same position? Both are fools who are more worried about the "set"(in your case the country) than themselves.
We've all seen countries that vote in their self-interest, particularly in Europe. That's the path we don't need to take. You talk about corporations being greedy, and in the same breath, say that there is nothing wrong with greed by the individual.
Oh, but the answer is to just be ready to move. Desert your neighbors, friends and relatives. Well that's the definition of white flight, and look at those areas today.
After a while, there will be no place to move. There was never a war won by people running away. You stay and fight for what you believe in.
As for social programs, your damn right it is my business what people are putting in their shopping cart when I'm paying for it. The difference between industry and the poor is if all the poor moved out of the country, we would be better off. If all industry moved out of the country, the country collapses.