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    Exclamation The Food Stamp Capital of the U.S. is WHITE and REPUBLICAN

    Dirt poor, on food stamps, high on meth, and staunchly Republican! What a bunch of idiot losers.

    The Food Stamp Capital of the U.S. is WHITE and REPUBLICAN


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    In spite of the prevailing stereotypes and assumptions about who uses SNAP Food Stamp benefits the most in the United States, the highest usage is not in Compton, Queens, nor the South Side of Chicago. Instead, a city that is 99.22% white and 95% Republican comes in the lead. Owsley County, Kentucky is a community of about 5,000, residents earning the lowest median household income in the country outside of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Census.

    The decline in the profits from coal, tobacco and lumber industries led to a harsh toll being taken on the community.
    Cale Turner, county executive of Owsley County told ABC back in 2010 that economic hardships have led to a high incidence of drug addiction.

    “Those with drug addictions end up in prison without effective treatment. And it happens over and over in this community. The drug problem continues to get worse every year.”




    Strangely enough, the residents of Owsley County are almost entirely Republican, in spite of the traditional opposition to the Food Stamp program by the GOP. In fact, just last November, residents of Owsley saw their SNAP benefits reduced drastically as a result of Republican opposition to funding the program.




    This might rank among the greatest of ironies in history: the Food Stamp Capital of the U.S. is almost entirely white and Republican.
    (Article by M.B. David; images via AOL Lifestyle)


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    That is so sad. I really don't care what color the poor people in this country are, nor what their political persuasion might be, it is not the America of my principles to allow people to be hungry, living without the means to feed their kids, and get paid a decent living wage for their work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gayle in MD View Post
    That is so sad. I really don't care what color the poor people in this country are, nor what their political persuasion might be, it is not the America of my principles to allow people to be hungry, living without the means to feed their kids, and get paid a decent living wage for their work.
    It is sad. Those poor people have been lied to and brainwashed into believing that the GOP is their champion and cares for them while it systematically robs and rapes them for the benefit of people like the Kochs and their corporate cronies. Caught up in a web of hopelessness and cognitive dissonance they have become complicit in their own demise thru their votes against their own best interests.

    Racism plays a part in this as well...like President Lyndon B. Johnson once said:

    " If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

    LYNDON B. JOHNSON, 1960, remark to Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like,"Washington Post,
    13 November 1988



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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloViejo View Post
    It is sad. Those poor people have been lied to and brainwashed into believing that the GOP is their champion and cares for them while it systematically robs and rapes them for the benefit of people like the Kochs and their corporate cronies. Caught up in a web of hopelessness and cognitive dissonance they have become complicit in their own demise thru their votes against their own best interests.

    Racism plays a part in this as well...like President Lyndon B. Johnson once said:

    " If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."

    LYNDON B. JOHNSON, 1960, remark to Bill Moyers, "What a Real President Was Like,"Washington Post,
    13 November 1988

    And that is the pathetic truth.

    I have never understood the failed philosophies of those who vote for Republicans.

    They are either the wealthy pigs among us, poisoning the earth, blinded by greed, the radical religious void of critical thinking skills, or the elected bribe takers, by far, they are mostly Republicans.

    It is hard to keep spirits up when one can see such con artists like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mitch Mcconnell, any of the Republican Governors, really, they are all the same lying crooks as always, still out there getting away with such offensive statements, hatred, greed and corruption, and still getting support from the dumbest among us.


    But, I still believe that at the end of the day, the Republicans will be buried in their own BS, and the Tea Party zealots will be shoveling more of their crap on the massive grave of the GOP, too stupid to even know what they've done.



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