Rich Americans Are Nearly Twice As Likely To Vote As The Poor [CHART]

Mar 01, 2013 | Updated Mar 02, 2013

Ever wonder why the government seems fine with cutting unemployment benefits and welfare programs?

Part of the answer may be that the rich vote more than the poor. Seventy-eight percent of Americans making over $150,000 per year voted in the 2008 election, while less than half of those making under $30,000 per year voted.

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Earlier on HuffPost:

Crazy Things Rich People Do With Their Money