Why do people vote against their own interests?
The phenomenon of low-income earners voting to support policies that help the rich is spreading around the world.
Partially this is because they don't understand the policies sufficiently and they are told it is in the interests of a good economy.
But the main reason is because people no longer vote with their heads they just react to hate and fear which is fed to them relentlessly.
We are told that any socialist policies will increase taxes and ruin the economy.
And we are poisoned with hatred of individual candidates, especially women.
So while we are voting in a climate of fear and hate we will be voting against our own interests.
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