December 1, 2014

POLITICO SAYS THAT GOP CANDIDATES DON’T GET IT when trying to get tech money.

Actually, I’d say that if they’re trying to get tech money, they really don’t get it. First, these companies are Dem allies and that isn’t likely to change. Second, there are more votes to be had running a populist campaign against the New Oligarchs of Silicon Valley than any donations could possibly buy. A winning GOP campaign would attack the plutocratic oligarchs of the super-rich and the welfare-chiselers of the non-working poor, on behalf of the 75% of the country in between.

Related: “The typical American family makes less than the typical family did 15 years ago, a statement that hadn’t previously been true since the Great Depression.”

Also: Middle Class Americans Hardest Hit By ObamaCare: “The hardest-hit: the middle-class. Americans with an annual household income of between $30,000 and $75,000 began delaying medical care over costs more in 2014, up to 38 percent in 2014 from 33 percent last year; among households that earn above $75,000, 28 percent delayed care this year, compared to just 17 percent last year. The lowest-income section, some of whom can take part in Medicaid and who are more likely to qualify for significant premium and cost-sharing subsidies on an Obamacare exchange, are less likely to delay care this year.”

There’s your electoral gold. Don’t be distracted by the fool’s gold of tech money.

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