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Republicans Have More Constituents On Food Stamps
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When the House voted in September to cut $40 billion from the federal food-stamp program over 10 years, all but 15 Republicans supported the measure while not a single Democrat did so.

But according to a TIME analysis of county-by-county food-stamp-enrollment data compiled by the nonprofit Feeding America, it appears that House Republicans represent more districts with high levels of participation in the program than House Democrats. Of the 350 congressional districts in which TIME was able to estimate the percentage of people enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), 76 had levels of 20% or higher. Of those, 43 are held by Republicans while 33 are controlled by Democrats.

Read more: Map of Food-Stamp Enrollment by County (Interactive) | TIME.com http://swampland.time.com/2013/12/04/interactive-republicans-more-likely-to-have-constituents-who-use-food-stamps/#ixzz2mcpn5w00


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JimmyMack commented on Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 17:54 PM

Love your Facts, PN!!

gacpl commented on Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 19:51 PM

if you dig deeper you will find the number might be higher overall, but it's due to people going on and off the program. they don't account for that. you will find in the democrat areas people are more likely to get on SNAP and stay on it most of there lives. and no the democrats wont vote to make cuts, they want to keep buying the welfare vote with all of our money.

it was LBJ who once said he would have voters for the next 200 years by giving them something, but not enough to make a difference.

i wont use the words he did, they were less then nice. democrats have only wanted the lower class votes. not to really help them. republicans have always tried to help people move up in society.

Sheran commented on Thursday, Dec 05, 2013 at 20:30 PM

Well said gacpl! The southern democrated party is no longer, sadley, the party of our forefathers is now extinct as the long gone dinosurs and is now the GIMMEcrates, the entilement party of the many that draw out of the tax payer's fund and contriubute nothing and ride, as the Mayor of Hinesville does after being elected by the dumbacrates, and now rides in a new Porsche on the Hinesville tax payers credit card.

PoliticsNation commented on Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 11:08 AM

@Gacpl-people aren't allowed to stay on welfare for prolonged periods of time.The law changed years ago when I worked at DFCS..So that talking point is dead. The fact is more republican supporters are on welfare than Democratic supporters. This goes back to an article I posted a few weeks ago why poor whites vote against their own best interest......

@Sheran- You keep throwing that out their (Mayor rides in a new Porsche on the Hinesville tax payers credit card). What tax money is the Mayor living off of? Does the mayor have access to the funds? No. He can't just walk in City Hall or the bank and withdraw money from the city's account.
There are checks and balances in place. So, stop spreading that lie. Mr. Thomas is the mayor and he should receive a stipend. If he chooses to spend the stipend on a Porsche-that's his choice. It seems to me that your jealous and envious of what he has. Who cares what he drives or where he lives? People that are unhappy with their own lives.

Lesson on Welfare
At present the US min. hourly wage in the US is $7.25. Where can anyone in the US live on such a paltry sum of money?

The majority of Wal-Mart's and other corporations, such as fast food, employees qualify for food stamps and Medicaid.

Last year 4,000 millionaires and many corporations paid no US income tax.
In 2011, 25 hedge frund managers made over a Billion dollars each and only paid 15% in taxes, If they use a deferred loophole, eventually they will pay no taxes.

Our corporations pay less tax than other OECD corporations pay.
We in the USA pay twice as much for health insurance as people in OECD countries do, and we get less for it.

The Right is draining the social and corporate welfare system.

HMJC commented on Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 12:41 PM

PN,

What the policy states to concering how long subsistence can be received and how long the reality of that period are miles apart. All you have to do when your benifits are about to expire is present mitigating circumstances which have a great deal of interetation. To now state it is the Republicans fault that so many people are on foods stamps is ridulous. How about the man at the helm of the ship? What culpibility does he have in the manner? When you strip away all of the emotion this administration has based its platform on blaming the Republicans for EVERYTHING. THe reality is the current three ring circus does not have any tangible successes; they choose to try to shift the blame from their excuses as oppossed to finding or making solutions. The Dems continue full speed ahead on the bow of a sinking ship. 46 million people are not on foodstamps primarily of the Republicans. 46 MIllion people are on food stamps so as to solidify the democratic voting base. You can tell me that is horse pucky or any other odiferous adjetive but at the end of the day...No matter how much you try to assign blame or the famous : it wasn't Me" All walks of life are beginning to see the biggest mistake

Sheran commented on Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 19:54 PM

Your Mayors house was in foreclosure when elected into office! Now he drives a Porsche... Where did the money come from? Our taxes are not going up! Yours on the other hand are...☺ As for food stamps they need to be cut... If your able to work, you need to work. Therefore more money for the truley needy.

PoliticsNation commented on Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 20:53 PM

@Sheran- I agree, if you can work you should. I don't think we should reward people that can work but choose to rely on the system.
As far as the mayor's home being in foreclosure- that happens in this town more than you know. I'm glad he was able to keep his home and purchase a nice car. You don't know what may have caused his home to fall into foreclosure. I don't rejoice when people fall-I rejoice when they overcome their adversities. Hats off to the Mayor and may God continue to bless him.

gacpl commented on Friday, Dec 06, 2013 at 21:56 PM

i guess everyone forgets a former county official writing themselves checks. it does leave open the question of how he went form in forecloser to driving a Porsche.

sebekm commented on Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 10:09 AM

"Love your Facts, PN!!"

Jimmy: I like MY facts better. Why? Because they are TRUE. IF you - and PN - had gone past the first few paragraphs of PN's link (specifically Paragraph 9 and 10), you would have read THIS:

"Because of limitations in Feeding America’s data, which is missing county-level data for about a dozen states, it is not possible to make a definitive correlation between SNAP enrollment in a district and the party of the member who represents it in Congress. (It is also difficult to translate county data into congressional districts in small or highly gerrymandered districts, leading to some margin of error.) Based on the available figures, there does not appear to be a significant difference in food stamp usage in Democratic or Republican districts, with both averages in the neighborhood of the national mean."

So if you want the REAL facts and an analysis of the actual data and how it was used to distort the FACTS and to bash the Republicans, read the article titled "No, Republicans are not more likely to have Constituents on Food Stamps" here:

http://thefederalist.com/2013/12/04/r...

But if you don't, then I guess just keep drinking the Kool Aid.....

sebekm commented on Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 10:11 AM

(PN: Thanks for teeing that one up.)

PoliticsNation commented on Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 12:02 PM

NO teeting- we all know the Republican base are against the service (in public) they need and utilize. I've dealt with conservatives in the south long enough to know they don't practice what they preach.

Funkentelecky commented on Saturday, Dec 07, 2013 at 19:09 PM

NO teeting- we all know the Republican base are against the service (in public) they need and utilize. I've dealt with conservatives in the south long enough to know they don't practice what they preach.

Come on PN, no need to get upset and spin about conservatives because Chief discovered and even pointed out that you didn’t research the blog properly before you posted it. No human being is perfect however conservatives are amongst the most honorable we have in this nation today. The Republicans that fall in the categories you present are Progressives, Moderates and Rino’s; conservatives have nothing to do with that overall. I read every blog in it’s entirety before I post it; while patiently awaiting some relevant feed back.

doesit commented on Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 13:03 PM

The mayor's house was in foreclosure when he came into office. A local business man took care of that for him. Perhaps in exchange for good government. The mayor has two Porches and just got a very expensive new Mercedes. An investigation should be conducted into corruption.

timeontarget commented on Sunday, Dec 08, 2013 at 16:00 PM

He and his council voted themselves a healthy (I think) pay raise during their first term a couple or so years ago.

Might've made him able to buy a couple of additional rides.

doesit, don't expect too much from this crowd.

sebekm commented on Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 15:05 PM

"... we all know the Republican base..."

NO -we DON'T "all know" anything, unless "we all" is you and that mouse in your pocket. Notice I didn't say "YOU LIE" when you distorted the facts in your basic blog post that the Time analysis showed what you said. THE TIME ANALYSIS *DID NOT* SAY IT - and you would see that if you just read the entire article. The article says both party constituencies are roughly equivalent and that there was no significant difference.

But it helps you and the Republican bashers to keep spreading this propaganda because you want to keep the Democrats in power. But WE THE PEOPLE in greater numbers aren't buying it.

sebekm commented on Monday, Dec 09, 2013 at 15:06 PM

".....don't expect too much from this crowd."

When it comes to Democrats, I never do.


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