Why the white working class votes against itself https://t.co/R1M9j716GY
— Sergio Cuellar (@Youth_Element) December 23, 2016
Orsaken till varför den amerikanska arbetarklassen röstar emot sina egna intressen är komplicerad och svårförståelig. Men Catherine Rampell i Washington Post sätter fingret på en orsak ren och skär avundsjuka över att andra arbetare får samma förmåner som dom själva:
Why the white working class votes against itself
Participants in this focus group, held by the Institute for Family Studies, were also skeptical of efforts to raise the minimum wage.
Opponents argued either that higher pay wasn’t justified for lower-skilled, less intense work or that raising the minimum wage would unfairly narrow the pay gap between diligent folks such as themselves and people who’d made worse life choices.
“That son of a b—- is making $10 an hour! I’m making $13.13. I feel like s— because he’s making almost as much as I am, and I have never been in trouble with the law and I have a clean record, I can pass a drug test,” said one participant.
In Wisconsin, rural whites are similarly eager to “stop the flow of resources to people who are undeserving,” says Katherine J. Cramer, a political scientist at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and author of “The Politics of Resentment: Rural Consciousness in Wisconsin and the Rise of Scott Walker.”
Till det får man också lägga republikanernas skickliga utnyttjande av moralpolitik i form av abortförbud och hat mot HBTQ-människor. Något som alltid har gått hem bland de sämre utbildade.