For years, Democrats have presented themselves as the party of the middle class, standing up for the little guy.
That hasn’t been true for a long time, and now it is confirmed.
According to data from the IRS, Democrats are now the party of the rich.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Democrats are the party of the wealthy, IRS data shows
Democrats are the party of the wealthy, a flip from decades ago when it was the party of the poor and middle class.
Democrats represented 65% of taxpayers with a household income of $500,000 or more in 2020, according to IRS data, while 74% of taxpayers in Republican districts have household incomes of less than $100,000.
In 1993, the dynamic was reversed, with the typical Republican congressional district showing it was 14% wealthier than its Democratic counterpart. In 2020, data shows those Republican districts were now 13% poorer.
The data comes as some Democrats push to end former President Donald Trump’s 2017 tax law, which caps the federal deduction for state and local taxes at $10,000. The beneficiaries would predominantly be the 1% of the United States’s wealthiest households, with property owners in high-tax states benefiting from the relief on federal taxes.
This represents a big political shift in America.
no longer the working class party. https://t.co/0n2zp1CYhQ
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) April 20, 2021
Democrats have become a boutique party for the rich.
They don’t care about the average person.
— Calvin (@RealCalvinX) April 22, 2021
Democrats are the party of the wealthy & BLM founder bought a million-dollar mansion. These people lied that the socialist policies they push are for the people, but in reality, they make the little people equally poor while they make themselves rich.https://t.co/aKygyWOaUf
— Catt (@CattHarmony) April 26, 2021
Memo to all, the Democrats are the party of the rich. That’s why they are so adamant on repealing the cap on state and local taxes (SALT) that the GOP correctly imposed. https://t.co/1zugIORlRL
— The Rational MD (@TheRationalMD) April 20, 2021
Republicans must embrace their new role as the working class party.