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

New York, UNITED STATES:  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg emerges from a voting booth, early 08 November, 2005, after v
New York, UNITED STATES: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg emerges from a voting booth, early 08 November, 2005, after voting in the mayoral election in New York that has Bloomberg running against challenger Democrat Fernando Ferrer. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

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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