Now that the campaign has come down to total class warfare, let me offer this to those who want to "help the poor".
Ask yourself this question, of the 10 plus percent of the unemployed in Michigan, how many of those people are "rich"? How many of the Big Dogs in Detroit are feeling the pinch of their bad economy?
Of the seven plus percent of Ohioans currently unemployed, how many are "rich"?
See, the rich really don't have to worry about the economic policies of the Obamamunistas and the Axis of Taxes, because they will always have access to resources the poor will never have.
The only people hurt by socialism are the poor and disenfranchised.
If you're rich, you're probably well educated and mobile. You lose your job, relocate and get another. The only people left behind are the "miseducated", the undereducated and poor who have no other options.
If we have a bad economy, I won't worry about my financial situation, Gordon and Mrs. Gekko have the education and financial where with all to weather any financial storm. But we have relatives that don't. And guess what? A bad economy will hurt them much more than it will hurt us.
Here's another tid bit of information, I believe I can make a persuasive argument that the rich don't pay taxes at all .... ever. The only people who bear the brunt of tax increases are the poor. Again, the rich look at taxes like they view the cost of production. Prices increase? Pass it along to those who will absorb it, and the passes keep flowing downhill until the poor ends up with the bag. Call it economic gravity.
Conservatives get a bum rap for their alleged lack of compassion for the poor. But in reality, they just get it. They understand that bad government policies will always hurt the poor more than themselves.
Once again, I'll point out that democrats have done an excellent job of making their constituents poor and have turned their misery into a cottage industry of job protection. Just look at Detroit, you'd think that somewhere a bulb would go off in someone's head "Gosh we keep voting for democrats in this city and it's still a dump. Maybe we should elect a republican for a change".
Or if you are a Californian, maybe the bulb goes off "Wow, all these businesses and rich people are moving to Nevada, maybe we should emulate their policies".
All of our states and cities are beautiful microcosims of how democratic policies impact the poor. So you want to vote for the Axis of Taxes, fine. Just look at what they've done to the city of Chicago and you can have that for the US. My guess? The rich are still doing quite well. The poor? Well, the one's who haven't been gunned down yet are still poor.