* Stockholm syndrome is a term used to describe a real paradoxical psychological phenomenon wherein hostages express empathy and have positive feelings towards their captors; sometimes to the point of defending them. In the case of the non-millionaire Americans voting for Wall Street millionaire plutocrats, we have a similar example in that these people are voting against their own best interest.
I can’t say what the voters will do in 2012. They may roll over for the rich yet another time. Your guess is as good as mine. I can say that I think it is about time that the 143,311,000 Americans (who are not millionaires) declare their independence from the leadership of both parties and vote independent in 2012 whenever they can. It is time to end the “Two Party with the same Platform” Rule. It is time to stop pretending that millionaires constitute the majority.
[Note: These figures on U.S. voters are from the U.S. Census Bureau Nov 2008 and are likely slightly different today, but not significantly to make the point any less relevant. There were handy to me as I took them from a book I wrote in Nov of 2010 prior to the release of the new census data. However, the 3,000,000 count for millionaires in USA is current to 2011.]
Just chew on this a while folks: Remember that the Democrats and Republicans alike in both houses of Congress voted to defund ACORN–an organization whose only crime was to register the poor to vote. The plutocrats in Congress from BOTH parties are equally afraid of the majority rule and this is proven by their voting record. In the Senate (which had a Democratic majority when they defunded ACORN) only 7 Senators stood up for ACORN and the poor and voted against the measure to defund ACORN. Of these 7, five were not millionaires.