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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:08 PM

How Many People Making >= $250K Actually Live in Republican Districts?

Can someone find a source that shows how many people who make $250K and above actually live in the congressional districts of the House Republicans.

I would wager that there are more people living on social security, medicare, food stamps, medicaid, and UE insurance that live in their districts than there are rich people. IOW, they are not representing the needs of their own constituents.

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Reply How Many People Making >= $250K Actually Live in Republican Districts? (Original post)
Yavin4 Dec 2012 OP
elfin Dec 2012 #1
renate Dec 2012 #2
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #4
Hippo_Tron Dec 2012 #3

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:27 PM

1. Maybe not the economic issues, but I suspect

Their districts are mostly Caucasian and hyped up on birther lies, misogyny, racism, Ayn Rand "socialism" and the like to keep them stupid, angry and belligerently voting for a troglodyte and against their own best interests.

Older voters mistakenly believe that THEIR SS and Medicare are safe, so feel free to indulge their prejudices.

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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:24 AM

2. that's a really interesting question!

And I wonder whether the GOP has looked at income distribution in red vs blue districts to figure out whether digging in their heels on tax increases will really get them that many more votes after all. I'd sure bet that, given the voting history on the East Coast and in California, it's the blue districts that tend to be the richest.

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Response to renate (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 06:17 PM

4. I Would Bet That Nancy Pelosi Has More Constituents Making $250K+ Than The Entire

Republican caucus combined.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. What percentage of the south owned slaves before the Civil War?

About 1%...

It's not about whether or not they actually benefit. It's about a sense of superiority.

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