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Today’s Meet The Press had a very short segment that is more impactful than most would immediately imagine. Having David Gregory, who over the past several years have appeared to be either an apologist for GOP middle class destructive policies by giving them airtime and plausibility, or continuously misrepresenting the Liberal side of the discussions by adopting Republican talking points, makes the factual assertions on the failure of GOP policies that more poignant.

David Gregory:

Here are some statistics, state to state, Massachusetts to Louisiana  that reflect kinda more services less taxes and the different results. Put that up there. You have a bigger population in Massachusetts. You see that there. The high school graduation rate much higher in Massachusetts. The median income about 20,000 higher. The percentage of population without healthcare insurance much higher in Louisiana. The percentage of the population on food stamps much higher in Louisiana. So does this, do results break a little along some of the ideological and philosophical lines about taxes and the amount of government services?

See the video HERE.

Gregory makes it a question even though his above mentioned facts prove Liberal policies that are humane and balanced intrinsically effect a better educated and more prosperous populace. Conversely, the touted Republican policies that have had free reign in Louisiana, a state blessed with an abundance of oil and other hydrocarbons, the Mississippi River, agriculture, and a large segment of the petrochemical industry, continue to lag in all metrics that matter to the middle class.

This is not an isolated comparison of one state to another. The ten poorest states in our country are Red States. Moreover, Red States are mostly welfare states as they receive more from the federal government than they pay in. That the media does not cover this fact is a disservice to the entire American population. If America knew what policies worked throughout the nation it would be impossible for the GOP to continue to hold middle class policies hostage to a failed ideology.



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Originally posted to ProgressiveLiberal on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 08:50 AM PST.

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