Hi Dan — I understand you didn’t like the political reference. It was simply to point out that most Republican voters, aside from social issues, vote that way in order to reduce their tax burden and retain as much of their income, capital gains, etc. as possible. They want growth in the private sector, and if they’re capital holders, that keeps them in comfort. Fiscal liberals are typically in favor of higher taxes and more public services/safety net, whereas fiscal conservatives want the opposite. A lot of people I grew up with had a very high living standard and as their parents did, they tend to vote republican because they think it will keep them in that standard.
Perhaps it was too broad a generalization.