But they didn't vote themselves something for nothing. They voted to take from those with more. I submit this is a reasoned, not ignorant, exercise of voting for what benefits the individual voter. It used to be more accepted common knowledge that people tend to vote based on their own pocketbook ... not any nebulous concept of economic benefit to the collective, as if anyone without economic knowledge could even expect to understand the topic. Many do, and they are scared to death at the impending economic collapse of the USA akin to the former USSR.