Posted by | February 17, 2011 15:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Gabe Berman

Gabe is the author of Live Like a Fruit Fly.

As soon as I learned my ABCs, my dad began clipping out articles for me to read from the New York Times. But ever since my parents became snowbirds, I see a fair share of cutout columns on the kitchen table from Floridian newspapers. This morning’s version was a letter to the editor from Fort Lauderdale’s Sun-Sentinel by a resident named Jack Newton.

I continue to be amazed at the middle-and lower-income people who vote Republican against their own self-interest. If I am struggling to make ends meet, as an hourly or salaried worker, without a huge bonus at the end of the year, why would I vote for Republicans who fight the minimum-wage law and now favor a tax cut for the rich? If I lost my job or fear that I might, why would I vote for Republicans who fight against unemployment benefits? Why would I vote for the current Republican governor who wants to lower corporate income taxes, which would invariably result in higher taxes on the little guy? Why would I vote for a Republican who wants to cut government regulations that protect me?

So why does the little guy vote Republican?

Republicans gather votes by opposing abortion, by opposing gay equality and by convincing low-and moderate-income people they should be more concerned about the federal deficit than their own well being.

Why can’t Democrats learn to use the Bible? It is God-like to advocate healing the sick, feeding the poor and educating the masses so they can be upwardly mobile.

Thank you, Jack Newton, for proving you don’t need to be Sir Issac Newton to see the truth if you actually want to.

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