America’s Political Landscape Providing Fresh Soil for Fascism

Robert Kuttner | Huffington Post | AlterNet | November 25, 2015

There’s a must-read article if you want to understand why Democrats are losing the support of low income people who benefit from government programs like Medicaid and food stamps and logically should vote for Democrats based on pocketbook interests.

Alex MacGillis, of ProPublica, writing in the New York Times Sunday Review, observes that for the most part, the poor aren’t defecting to Republicans — they are not voting at all.

His exhibit A is eastern Kentucky, one of America’s poorest and most government-dependent regions. But the poor are so marginalized and disaffected that they are disconnected from civic life entirely.

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