Republicans and democrats alike seem to believe that Republicans favor the rich and democrats favor redistribution and a hand up for the poor. Wrong. Centralized powerful government that determines through tax loopholes, subsidies, regulations, and mandates will always favor the most powerful organized interests. What could be more obvious? It is not an accident that the super rich support democrats and establishment Republicans, as do CEO's of the biggest corporations. The conservative base in contrast are small businessmen, blue collar and skilled tradesmen.