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  •  Mexico's Life Expectancy Probably Higher Than..... (1+ / 0-)
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    RichM

    ... some of the counties that Graham represents.

    No really, someone should look that up.

    Because mexico is only about 2 years behind the US while life expectancy in the red states is plunging.

    There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

    by bernardpliers on Fri May 10, 2013 at 08:39:42 AM PDT

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    •  Look at my comment above... (1+ / 0-)
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      Mexico is higher than SC.

      'Where free unions and collective bargaining are forbidden, freedom is lost' - Ronald Reagan, Communist

      by RichM on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:16:30 AM PDT

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    •  I didn't look by county (1+ / 0-)
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      but is  almost the same for overall population:

      Mexico

      Male        73.5
      Female    79.2
      Both       76.3

      South Carolina

      Male         73.59
      Female     79.48
      Both         76.57

      Infant Mortality

      Mexico    13
      SC           7.4 (but minority mortality 2.4 times white)
      US           6
      US Non HIspanic black  13

      Seems to me SC is pretty close to a hellhole for most people (42nd in life expectancy overall) and really is one if you are a minority

      •  Must Be Some Lower SC Counties Or Districts! (0+ / 0-)

        And that would be an excellent point to make in congressional races across the red states, because it is one data point that people can latch onto.  And it's not even quantitative - it's saying "Hey, the Mexicans are doing better than you!"  That's a combustible cloud of anger, feelings of inferiority, and hatred of the Other, and forging that into a spear aimed at the heart of the nativist GOP.

        There’s always free cheddar in a mousetrap, baby

        by bernardpliers on Fri May 10, 2013 at 09:47:00 AM PDT

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