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  •  It's not so much an upstate thing (0+ / 0-)

    as a gerrymander-to-get-more-Republicans thing.

    The two parties came to an understanding long ago that assembly districts would be drawn to ensure a permanent Democratic majority, and senate districts would be draw to ensure a permanent Republican majority. Obviously, the Republican party lost so much ground that despite the best efforts of the boundary commission, their majority could not be preserved... but they're still massively overrepresented for how blue the state is.

    In America, 60% of bankruptcies are because of medical bills, and 80% of those people had health insurance

    by sullivanst on Wed Dec 02, 2009 at 12:01:47 PM PST

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