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  •  Most food stamp recipients live in GOP counties (12+ / 0-)
    8/14/13....Among the 254 counties where food stamp recipients doubled between 2007 and 2011, Republican Mitt Romney won 213 of them in last year's presidential election, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg.

    Kentucky's Owsley County, which backed Romney with 81 percent of its vote, has the largest proportion of food stamp recipients among those that he carried. [...]
    The Bloomberg review of 2,049 counties where the data was available included the 250 with the highest concentration of food stamp recipients. Among that group, 227 are wholly within one congressional district, with 160 represented by Republicans and 67 by Democrats.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/...

    "Tax cuts for the 1% create jobs." -- Republicans, HAHAHA - in China

    by MartyM on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 03:04:25 PM PDT

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    •  Why is this surprising? (7+ / 0-)

      One of the peculiarities of the old Southern system was that a whole class, who were in my college classes called Southern white yeomanry, a class inferior to the patrician class whose descendants now run the R party, were always treated much less well than the Patricians.

       The gimmick which made it work was that African Americans in that system were structurally by racial laws made to be inferior as a class to the yeomanry, with attention directed by Patricians to this latter distinction so that the one which subordinated current country music fans' ancestors would not be so noticeble.

      The question I have always had was why it was that after the Sixties, the said yeomanry still did not realize how they were being had.  The states in which they predominate are by and large still states which get more back in benefits from the Feds than they pay in by a lot, at the same time that their R elected officials are lobbying as hard as they can for program reductions, food stamps being one, which will make the position of the yeomanry harder, and the services they now get thinner on the ground.  

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