Friday, December 11, 2015

Who Do The Millionaires Want For President? Surprise!!!


All millionaires regardless of party

According to the CNBC Millionaire Survey, Hillary is the runaway favorite for president among millionaires (and billionaires) at 34%. Not many millionaires are pumpin' for Bernie, though, just 7%, same as the number who want Kasich. And if you just ask millionaires who are Democrats... well, that's Hillary's wheelhouse. She gets 76% and Bernie a mere 13%. Oddly, 2% of Democratic millionaires are for Trumpf. And among GOP millionaires, that percentage for the bigoted real estate agent goes up to 15%. 3% of Republican millionaires are for Hillary. None want Bernie. Some people-- albeit not millionaires-- look at the prospect of another Clinton presidency as pretty horrific and their assessments of Hillary are... unkind. Stephen Lendman, for example, seems positively unenthusiastic and actually sees her as even worse than the Republicans! Now that really is pushing it! "Her public record," he wrote, "shows she’s a reliable Wall Street tool. Her self-proclaimed populism is pure fantasy. She represents pure evil, opposite the image she tries to portray, a transparent front, easily discovered by examining her deplorable public record... Her scheme for reigning in Wall Street is empowering its major players more than ever. Her top campaign contributors include Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley-- buying influence to assure a Clinton presidency will support their interests... If elected president, she’ll continue dirty business as usual, supporting monied interests, especially Wall Street crooks and war profiteers."

Among Republican millionaires and billionairess though, Rubio (at 26%) is the man who's corralling the most contributors and backers, followed, oddly, by Dr. Ben (16%), Trumpf (15%), and the Jebster (11%).
The poll shows that millionaire voters differ dramatically from the broader population, especially among Republicans. While national polls still show Trump out front among the GOP candidates, he failed to break into the top two slots among millionaires.

The poll was conducted before the terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California, and before the candidate's recent comments on preventing Muslims from entering the U.S.

"What surprised me was where Trump is among these voters," said George Walper, president of Spectrem Group, the nonpartisan wealth research firm that conducted the survey. "They're wealthy but don't see Trump as one of them."

Granted, the wealthy are often a poor barometer for election results: Mitt Romney was their favorite candidate in 2012. What's more, being seen as the favorite candidate of the rich could ultimately be seen as a liability in an especially populist election cycle.

Yet because the wealthy now play an outsized role in campaign financing, the poll could signal a wave of cash moving toward Rubio and away from others on the Republican side.

The survey is also the latest evidence that the wealthy are quickly coalescing around Rubio as their favorite candidate. This week, billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin and Art Pope, owner of Variety Wholesalers, publicly endorsed Rubio. Both are major donors to the Republican Party.

Paul Singer, another hedge fund billionaire, is also backing Rubio, and billionaire Florida car magnate Norman Braman has been a longtime supporter.
Nice charts, right?

Republican millionaires

Democratic millionaires

Millionaires who identify as Independents

Bernie wasn't courting millionaires Tuesday. He was in one of the poorest parts of Baltimore, Sandtown-Winchester, Freddie Gray's old stomping ground. "We are the wealthiest country in the history of the world, and every year we're seeing more and more millionaires and more and more billionaires," said Sanders. "But in communities like this, what we're seeing is kids dropping out of schools, being in bad schools, being in dilapidated housing."

The area is dysfunctional and the residents suffer from every form of urban blight known to man, high crime rates, staggering eviction rates, to leaky roofs, inoperable appliances, rodent infestations, collapsed floors and ceilings and lead poisoning (can cause a decrease in IQ, behavioral disorders, hyperactivity and a lack of impulse control).

When Bernie visited the NY Times editorial board the other day, he was asked to answer a question from a random reader, Nick Costantino, who asked him how he would describe the U.S. to a Martian, a Martian named Astor.
"I tell Astor that the United States has a history that we should be extraordinarily proud of. We have a constitution which is the envy of the world. We are a nation made up of immigrants, people from all over the world who bring so much to our country.

"But what I would also tell Astor is that today our country faces very, very serious problems in terms of a declining middle class, income and wealth inequality, climate change, and many other issues. And that if we are going to be successful as a nation, we can’t allow ourselves to be divided up. We’ve got to come together to create in this nation-- the wealthiest in the history of the world-- a country that works for all people, not just the few on the top."
Bernie to the architect of America's catastrophic, Ayn Randian economic agenda (under Reagan, Bush I, Clinton and Bush II), Alan Greenspan: "Come with me to Vermont. Meet real people. The country clubs and the cocktail parties are not real America. The millionaires and the billionaires are the exception to the rule."

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At 10:42 PM, Anonymous anver said...

great article thank you for sharing

At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And yet, Hillarybots won't listen to facts any more than FOXhounds do.

We can read about the panic in the GOP regarding Trump, and how they are working on changing the delegate rules they meticulously installed as a bulwark against losing control of the primary election process - all to keep Trump from taking them down a road that even they don't want to travel. It only confirms that the GOP will change the rules if they can't win at any level.

We have read about DWS manipulating the debate schedule to ensure that Hillary isn't easily tripped up with a poorly-thought comment. It's not difficult to want to believe the canard that feminists have hijacked the Democratic Party "because it's her turn". But the reality is that they are being used as cover for something much more nefarious, and I'm sure that their dreams of power will be dissipated once the cover is removed.

What we don't hear much about (oddly, since the Democrats always use the media to plan their strategies) is what the Party is doing to ensure Sanders doesn't get the nomination. What shenanigans are they pulling at the state and county levels to block the clear Sanders wave now building? We don't know what threats and promises are being levelled to keep the sheep in the flock backing Hillary. We only hear that such things are in play.

This is probably the last election We the People will be able to participate in which pretends to be democratic. Any election held after this -especially if TPP is ratified as most expect- might as well have been held in a dictatorship where the official candidate gets almost 99% of the vote.

At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Tim L Howe said...

Stupid cynicism is stupid.

Of course Democratic millionaires want Clinton for President, they are smart people and she is the only one running a serious campaign. Bernie, as we have known for months, is a gadfly running the typical doomed yet (allegedly) noble vanity candidate publicity stunt.

Come March 10, the wailing and the gnashing of the teethies is going to be a thing of wonder.


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