Red State Welfare Myth

Discussion in 'Politics' started by GHook93, May 7, 2012.

  1. GHook93
    Offline

    GHook93 Aristotle

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2007
    Messages:
    17,912
    Thanks Received:
    3,124
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings:
    +4,924
    News Headlines
    (1) CA - 1/3 of the entire NATION'S welfare recipients are residences of the French State of America
    (2) ME - Dark Blue
    (3) TN - Red
    (4) MA - Dark Blue
    (5) VT - Dark Blue
    (6) DC - Dark Blue
    (7) NY - Dark Blue
    (8) MN - Dark Blue
    (9) WA - Dark Blue
    (10) NM - Purple (Swing State)
    (11) IN - Red (but decreasing every year with Daniel's guidance)
    (12) RI - Dark Blue
    (13) MI - Blue
    (14) PA - Blue
    (15) OR - Dark Blue

    Run Down:
    12 of top 15 are Blue states
    10 of the top 15 are Far Left Blue States
    Only one red state in top 10 (2 in all of the two 15)
    One purple swing state!
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Clementine
    Offline

    Clementine Platinum Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    10,572
    Thanks Received:
    3,884
    Trophy Points:
    350
    Ratings:
    +8,719
    Interesting. I keep hearing (from the left, of course) how red states are the worst, but never looked into it. There are so many liberal talking points that get repeated ad nauseum that I stop listening. So many comments under articles use the slogan "bin Laden is dead, GM is alive". Whatever. Ford is alive, doing better than all of them and they did it without gubmint. Liberals want people to believe that none of us could survive without their help.

    Thanks for posting this.
     
  3. Truthseeker420
    Offline

    Truthseeker420 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011
    Messages:
    10,365
    Thanks Received:
    980
    Trophy Points:
    138
    Location:
    Home of the 2013 BCS National Champion
    Ratings:
    +1,026
    That's because right wingeers are easily fooled, or maybe they fit facts to their sick agenda.
     
  4. theDoctorisIn
    Online

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    29,997
    Thanks Received:
    5,784
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,918
    The problem with your list is you're leaving out a big piece of information.

    Those states on your list? They're also the homes of the most money, and pay the most taxes.

    Those states pay for their welfare recipients.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  5. auditor0007
    Offline

    auditor0007 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    12,566
    Thanks Received:
    2,255
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    Ratings:
    +3,218
    The myth is not a myth. In fact, the blue states pay in more than they get back in Federal funds. The red states get more back then they put in.
    http://visualizingeconomics.com/2010/02/17/federal-taxes-paidreceived-for-each-state/
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  6. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,465
    Thanks Received:
    5,410
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,301
    LOL. So what you are saying is that in spite of sending in more than they get from the federal government, the Blue states still manage to aid their citizens more than the Red states. It still remains that the Red states are on the Federal tit while the Blue states support them, and support the less fortunate in the Blue states at the same time.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  7. Clementine
    Offline

    Clementine Platinum Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    10,572
    Thanks Received:
    3,884
    Trophy Points:
    350
    Ratings:
    +8,719
    No, not easily fooled, unlike the parrots who repeat these talking points without thought. I ignored them since I figured it was more crap. Each source has it's own version and I don't bother with leftie sites anymore.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  8. Clementine
    Offline

    Clementine Platinum Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2011
    Messages:
    10,572
    Thanks Received:
    3,884
    Trophy Points:
    350
    Ratings:
    +8,719
    So now, the evil rich are those living in blue states and voting Democrat?
     
  9. theDoctorisIn
    Online

    theDoctorisIn Senior Mod Staff Member Senior USMB Moderator

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Messages:
    29,997
    Thanks Received:
    5,784
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    East, but still West
    Ratings:
    +11,918
    Who are these "evil rich" you're talking about?

    But yes, many "rich" people vote Democrat.
     
  10. auditor0007
    Offline

    auditor0007 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    12,566
    Thanks Received:
    2,255
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    Ratings:
    +3,218
    But that can't be. Why would a rich person vote Democrat? Isn't that going against his best interests?
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

myth blue states support red states