Recently, the Russell Sage Foundation surveyed what they called “elites”, people who are at or near the top 1 percent of U.S. wealth-holders and have an average income of more than $1 million annually. As the kids used to say (hopefully), you’ll never guess what happened next!
Let’s look at spending priorities–here the value is the percentage of people in favor of increasing spending minus the percentage of people in favor of cutting spending:
On jobs (note the last three lines):
Most Americans also seem kind of liberal too:
Must be the damn TEACHERS UNIONS!
I point this out because what passes for liberal-ish policy is actually mainstream, though not as lucrative if you’re a pundit.
We’re not the outliers.