Economic Equality: Rich Democrats and Republicans Don’t Care | Money

Economic Equality: Rich Democrats and Republicans Don’t Care | Money

The findings were very clear: The two pools representing the elite groups — who identified 10 to 1 as Democrats — strongly stood together as twice as likely to be selfish in comparison to the pool representing the bipartisan majority of the American public. Additionally, they favored efficiency over equality significantly, meaning that they gave significantly more when doing so benefited the anonymous other person more greatly, and their generosity shrunk when giving meant little benefit for the other person.

“The American elite overwhelmingly dominates both campaign finance and political lobbying, and American policymakers themselves come overwhelmingly from elite circles,” two of the professors involved in the study wrote in Slate. And what do these findings mean for politics and the likelihood of legislation to tackle income inequality in America? “[The results] suggest that the policy response to rising economic inequality lags so far behind the preferences of ordinary Americans for the simple reason that the elites who make policy—regardless of political party—just don’t care much about equality.”

via Time Economic Equality: Rich Democrats and Republicans Don’t Care | Money

Greed and 1 percent entitlement syndrome ensure that they make decisions to benefit only themselves, and not for the 99 percent. Trump is symbolic of this Predatory Capitalism dis-ease ‘syndrome’.  Both Neoliberal and Neoconservative Republicans act and decide things this way.