A recent poll shows that nearly half of registered Republican voters support much higher taxes on the wealthy, as do most registered Democratic voters. And no doubt many more Republicans and Democrats both would support such taxes if the people were not endlessly preyed upon by the lies of the corporate One Percent media.
So, there it is, once again, the Blue – Red divide is basically a fiction in deep, broad, and fundamental ways.
Bernie Sanders remains far and away the candidate for the Presidency that best represents the views of the populace.
Tony Christini is author of the antiwar novel Homefront, co-editor of Liberation Lit anthology, the critical work Fiction Gutted: The Establishment and the Novel, and mostly recently author of Empire All In: A Novel of the Trump Era – paperback, ebook.