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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:32 PM

RED STATE HYPOCRISY...who are the takers again????

Look at this map and you tell me who the "TAKERS are"....that's right!
You tell me who doesn't pay taxes!

Give you a hint, it's mostly if not all, RED Romney Voting States!
http://taxfoundation.org/blog/monday-map-nonpayers-state





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Reply RED STATE HYPOCRISY...who are the takers again???? (Original post)
sebastianj333 Nov 2012 OP
ffr Nov 2012 #1
Amonester Nov 2012 #2
DiverDave Nov 2012 #3
progree Nov 2012 #4
progree Nov 2012 #5

Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:51 PM

1. # 1,2,3,4,5 All neighbors of one another.

Hmmm.

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Response to ffr (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:33 PM

2. And #4 has more neighbors upstate.

Bookmarking.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:01 PM

3. How is it that they also have large minority

populations and always seem to vote against the interests of minority folks?

Makes me awful suspicious about vote tampering/voter roll purging.

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Response to DiverDave (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 04:25 AM

4. Good question. I saw an article somewhere that southern whites vote overwhelmingly Republican

whereas in other regions of the country whites vote Republican by much smaller margins. So even though a lot of southern states have large minority populations, very few southern whites vote Democratic.

Here are some notes / snips I made about an article on this:


v--paid archive.
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120930/COLUMNISTS21/309300041/1001/Joseph-Gerth-Polls-suggest-Kentucky-voters-gone-South?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CHome%7Cp

...poll conducted a few weeks ago by the Public Religion Research Institute in Washington, D.C., ... that poll found that in the South, among white working class voters, Republican Mitt Romney leads Obama by the astounding vote of 62-22 percent ó a 40 percentage point difference.

The poll defined working class as having less than a bachelorís degree and being paid by the hour or by the job.

No other region in the country had anywhere near that differential. In the West, Romney led by just 5 percentage points among white working class voters. In the Northeast, he leads by 4 percentage points. And in the Midwest, Obama leads Romney by 8 percentage points among white working class voters.

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Response to sebastianj333 (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:58 PM

5. Here's another map from Tax Foundation. I've enumerated the top 22 and commented on their "redness"

20 of the 22 states with the highest proportion of non-federal-income-tax-payers are Repub states

Non-federal-income-tax-payers are also known as the "47 percenters", after Romney's infamous answer to wealthy donors about the 47% who paid no taxes (actually, Mitt, who paid no federal INCOME taxes -- they pay a whole bunch of other taxes).



#1 thru #10 - see red-colored states on map

In the below, "Repub" means Republican-voting in the 2004 presidential election (Bush v. Kerry), and "Dem" means Democratic-voting in that election. I wanted to use "red" and "blue" terminology, but that conflicts with the colors on the map.

#11 thru #15: Tennessee, N. Carolina, Utah, Arizona, Kentucky

All Repub states, generally speaking. Utah #13. Idaho #10, LOL - the only top-ten state in the geographic north -- I used to live there.

#16 - California (sigh, that's Dem.), #17-Oklahoma, #18-Montana, #19-Indiana #20-Michigan (Dem), #21-Missouri #22-W.Virginia #23-New York (Dem)

Anyway, of the top 22, only California (#16) and Michigan (#20) are Dem states based on the 2004 presidential election. (And likewise in the 2000 presidential election except that New Mexico (#4) was Dem in 2000 and Repub in 2004).

(In 2008, of the top 22, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana, New Mexico went "Dem", i.e. for Obama, while California and Michigan stayed Dem for a total of 6 Dem states by this definition)

(In 2012, red and blue states were the same as 2008 except that North Carolina and Indiana went "red" ... so the list is:
In 2012, of the top 22, Florida and New Mexico went "Dem", i.e. for Obama, while California and Michigan stayed Dem for a total of 4 Dem states by this definition)


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