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Republicans try to save their deteriorating party with another push for a carbon tax | Dana Nuccitelli

02.07.2018
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Like opposing civil rights and gay marriage, climate denial will drive voters away from the GOPThe Republican Party is rotting away. The problem is that GOP policies just aren't popular. Most Americans unsurprisingly oppose climate denial, tax cuts for the wealthy, and putting children (including toddlers) in concentration camps, for example.The Republican Party has thus far managed to continue winning elections by creating "a coalition between racists and plutocrats," as Paul Krugman put it. The party's economic policies are aimed at benefitting wealthy individuals and corporations, but that's a slim segment of the American electorate. The plutocrats can fund political campaigns, but to capture enough votes to win elections, the GOP has resorted to identity politics. Research has consistently shown that Trump won because of racial resentment among white voters. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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