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  •  Thanks For Pointing that Out (3+ / 0-)
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    Roadbed Guy, tardis10, ColoTim

    Good point.  Didn't read the fine print (Damn we need that consumer protection agency, eh?).  But as you said the Red States are still huge Welfare States and that really is the point.  

    What I don't understand is why the Democrats don't point out every chance they get, the fact that the Red States, being run almost exclusively by Republicans for years and years, are doing so poorly in health care, education, jobs, etc.   As someone else said, if states were run like a business, the Red States would have got fired a long time ago.

    Poor man wants to be rich. Rich man wants to king. And the king ain't satisifed until he rules everything. B.Springsteen

    by howd on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 09:42:21 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, that seems to be some awfully low (1+ / 0-)
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      hanging fruit for the Dems to use.

      And maybe link it to the data shown on the map at this link that shows that life expectancy is actually decreasing in hundreds of counties in the USA.  

      IIRC, this is really the first time ever (outside of war) that life expentancy has FALLEN in a first world industrialized country (I don't think Russia counts in those respects).  It is absolutely damning.

      I've been wanting to overlay that map with the county map showing red/blue voting trends but have yet to do so (the prediction, of course, is the red areas on both maps will overlap significantly - for those who don't click onthat link, red on the life expentancy map shows counties where a decrease has occurred . . .. . but I'm sure the use of that particular color was just a coincidence!)

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