If Conservatives are so intent on self-reliance and avoiding government assistance, then why is it that those?
counties in New York State which most consistently vote Republican also happen to be the ones with the highest rates of unemployment, the greatest number of people receiving food stamps and liheap payments, the highest percentage of their population living on long term disability and the highest high-school drop out rates? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemung_County,_New_York#Demographics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steuben_County,_New_York Also, these two counties are both more than 90% white.
Asked By: The Contentious Otter - 6/22/2012
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I agree. Notice that republicans destroy unions and ship jobs overseas. Doing that causes the need for social services So what's their solution? Why ship more jobs overseas and bust more unions of course. Of which puts America on a downward spiral to the bottom.
Answered By: Gee Wally - 6/22/2012
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Because conservative and liberal parties both have people who are poor.
Answered By: None Ya - 6/22/2012
If Republicans didn't like government assistance, then Exxon Mobil wouldn't be getting millions of dollars of taxpayer-funded subsidies every year. They LOVE welfare - they just prefer it to be directed to corporations and the wealthy.
Answered By: CAustin - 6/22/2012
Wow. You dig deep to find two anomalies and then make a massive generalization. Good reasoning.
Answered By: 4th generation American GOP - 6/22/2012
Its called population density. Your per capita density in New York City is far higher than in the northern counties. Most industries in Syracuse, Albany, and the I-90 corridor are gone. There is not much burger flipping business or drug dealing in those areas as there is in NYC.
Answered By: Mark T - 6/22/2012
Detroit is the most liberal city in America. Fact. Look up voting records. Also, by FAR the most willing to accept handouts. Go figure. Also, it's a fact that liberals receive more food stamps and general welfare than conservatives, while simultaneously giving less to charity. Facts are hard for libs to grasp, I'... More
Answered By: Jefe Grande - 6/22/2012
Perhaps they vote Republican because they want someone who will work to get industry back into their counties? In the bottom feeder havens like New York City, they simply make a career out of food stamps and welfare, voting for the politician who promises to keep providing it. We call that societal parasitism, a very... More
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