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Why do republicans have such a viral attitude toward the concept of Equality?

They object to anything which tends to level the playing field. This includes Affirmative Action, tuition assistance to lower income students, Medicaid for our poorest citizens and almost anything else. They protect the wealthy by insisting on lower tax rates for corporate CEOs and hedge fund manages whereby they can avoid paying ordinary income tax like the rest of us, enjoying the lower capital gains rate since they claim their income as stock options. What causes them to get their thongs all in a wad over the concept of Equality?

Asked By: Doc Holliday - 4/29/2011
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Pot... kettle. GE and their obscene breaks by doing nothing more than thinking about "green energy... More
Answered By: LauraWrites - 4/29/2011
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Because to them equality destroys discrimanatoty traditions.
Answered By: Jay Jack - 4/29/2011
 
Fear, hostility and suspicion. If they believe themselves to have an advantage; some naturally see a 'loss' in anything that dilutes that advantage... More
Answered By: Matthew D - 4/29/2011
 
Republicans who live in trailers and drink too much fantasize about the day they'll be the Super Rich themselves and pull down those Tax Cuts for Billionaires! It's a delusional bunch! And they pay the taxes for their idiot Billionaire.
Answered By: Vulcan - 4/29/2011
 
Leveling the playing field isnt equality. Equality BEFORE the law is the only true form of equality.
Answered By: Too logical for my own good. - 4/29/2011
 
Equality under the law!
Answered By: sound_of_the_silenced3 - 4/29/2011
 
Democrats are the welfare party
Answered By: Hmm Hmm Hmm - 4/29/2011
 
Because deep inside they know how inferior they actually are and feel the need to try to keep other "tribes" down. It's a throw-back to the Stone Age, as is the rest of conservatism.
Answered By: Rembrandt Q. Einstein, Esq. - 4/29/2011
 
The problem is not the concept of equality but the way that Democrats interpret equality. Everyone is created equal but it is not the job of the government to make everyone equal.
Answered By: Opinionated and Right - 4/29/2011
 
Since when is Affirmative Action fair? It gives minorities and women jobs and spots at college simply for being minorities and women, while pushing white guys deeper down, with less and less of a chance of a good education and job. How fair is that?
Answered By: Mark Honhorst - 4/29/2011
 
Leveling the playing field is not giving breaks to minorities without the same breaks being offered to majorities. You don't have a clue about equality.
Answered By: Dark Emperor - 4/29/2011
 
Leftist "equality" isnt equality, its servitude.
Answered By: Cognitive Virtuoso - 4/29/2011
 
Equality destroys individualism. Equality under law is what is needed... More
Answered By: Defender of Capitalists and Straights - 4/29/2011
 
Are you insane or a liar? ALL Democrats demand separate and unequal legal classes BY LAW. Republicans fight against THAT - as literally all of the non-retarded have always known - yet YOU claim it's THEM who oppose equality WHILE you personally demand equality be PREVENTED by FORCE of law. Amazing.
Answered By: Peace through blinding force - 4/29/2011
 
And what is it about you leftists that despise anyone who take full advantage of the opportunities afforded them and actually becomes successful due to hard work? The things that are not equal are most often a good work ethic, personal choices, and a willingness to actually learn by studying while in school... More
Answered By: funlady6632@yahoo.com - 4/29/2011
 
Affirmative Action was the most despicable policy since the abolishing of slavery. It was a racial discrimination in reverse, with whites from poor families being the victims and the blacks from the middle class the main beneficiaries... More
Answered By: Jacek P - 4/29/2011
 
Equality & equal opportunity does NOT always mean equal outcome. Liberals want equal outcome regardless of effort.
Answered By: Concerned - 4/29/2011
 
Ah, so you are a racist.
Answered By: Patient Sailor reborn - 4/29/2011
 
Getting an education levels the playing field. Many of is do not have a problem helping those in need. But we do not feel obligated to help those who refuse to help themselves first. If someone does not study in high school and u did, why am I obligated to share the spoils of my own hard work with them?
Answered By: Ann - 4/29/2011
 
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