Saturday, April 25, 2009

NEWS: Conservatives Happier than Liberals

Yahoo News

*Originally Posted May 8, 2008*

It turns out that regardless of marital status, income or church attendance, right-wing individuals on average are happier than liberals because they have a higher capacity for rationalization. A new study finds that GOPpers can justify or explain away inequalities better than loony lefties and are happier because of it.Right-wingers believe more in merit based pay (making what you EARN) whereas left-wingers believe in handout programs like welfare. Also, liberals feel that some people don't get a fair chance in life and it depresses them; conservatives don't care. This further explains a previous study from 2006 that said that 47% of conservative Republicans call themselves Very Happy, while only 28% of liberal Democrats described themselves as Very Happy.Eat it, liberals.

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Least Competent Criminals: In March, Christopher Koch, 28, became the latest to wait outside a bank, building up his nerve to rob it, put on the ski mask and walk up to the front door (of the Citizens & Northern Bank, Liberty, Pa.), only to realize that it was by then 12:01 p.m., and the bank had closed at noon. (Employees got Koch's license plate number.) [Star-Gazette (Elmira, N.Y.), 3-13-08]

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