The Pardu

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Are You Susceptible To Voting GOP?

Your GOP has a few platform items deeply rooted in conservative values and an aggregate paradigm, The top ideology is the false mantra of small government. Sadly, voters who go to the polls to cast that conservative social vote are more likely to benefit from the very programs conservation oligarchs and their elected officials work to dismantle. 

In late October 2012, election forecasters felt the following state by state voter breakdown would manifest as such. 


The actual vote came in as such:

Now take a telling look at how GOP voters who occupy the lower income strata cast votes that can be labelled only as "hypocritical." SLATE shows the extent the core GOP (deep south) soaks up tax dollars like a sponge. 
Top Ten (Source: Tax Foundation):
1.        New Mexico           
Indian reservations, military bases, federal research labs, farm subsidies, retirement programs
2.        Mississippi              
Farm subsidies, military spending, nutrition and anti-poverty aid, retirement programs.
3.        Alaska                     
Per capita No 1 recipient of federal benefits; infrastructure projects, DOT and pork projects.
4.        Louisiana                 
Disaster relief, farm subsidies, anti-poverty and nutrition aid, military spending.            
5.        W. Virginia              
Farm subsidies, anti-poverty and nutrition aid.
6.        N. Dakota               
Farm subsidies, energy subsidies, retirement and anti-poverty programs, Indian reservations..
7.        Alabama                
 Retirement programs, anti-poverty and nutrition aid, federal space/military spending, farm 
8.        S. Dakota                
Retirement programs, nutrition aid, farm subsidies, military spending, Indian reservations.
9.        Virginia                  
 Civil service pensions, military spending, veterans benefits, retirement, anti-poverty aid.
10.     Kentucky                  
Retirement programs, nutritional and anti-poverty aid, farm subsidies.
Now consider the bottom 10, i.e., the ones that give more to the federal government in taxes than they get in return. From 1 to 10, they are:
New Jersey, Nevada, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Minnesota, Illinois,

Delaware, California, New York, Colorado.
Anything strange about that list? Yes, they are all blue states (or the deepest of purple). 
Adding to this fallacy are the assumptions surrounding Mitt Romney’s now infamous comments about the indolent “47 percent” of Americans who regard themselves as victims and therefore pay no taxes. As the American Conservative magazine (no less) pointed out recently, nine of those 10 states are in the red-as-ruby Old Confederacy.*


Put another way, again by the American Conservative, “On the other hand, eight of the ten states with the highest non-payment rates are solidly Republican. The exceptions are New Mexico and Florida.”
Is your mouth agape?
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The GOP is solidly against public education.  It is no surprise the party has adopted such a draconian policy, the Kochs are anti-pubilc schools. The GOP oligarchs have actually worked to segregate schools in North Carolina and I have read they are snooping around districts in Michigan. In August of 2011, Mother Jones reported on Koch segregation.

Now take a quick visual journey through graphics related to education in historic GOP districts. 
Image linked to full report


GOP's health policies on behalf of its geographic constituent base looks and exists as follows.  Isn't the GOP the party that coined the mantra "Death Panels?" 

June 25, 2014
This Visualizing Health Policy examines the effect of decisions by states in the South to implement or forgo the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion. It shows that Southerners are more likely than people living in other parts of the United States to be uninsured; that most Southern states have poverty rates above the national average; that without the Medicaid expansion (which most Southern states are not implementing), Medicaid eligibility levels for adults in the South remain low; that nearly 80% of the 4.8 million uninsured US adults who fall into the coverage gap live in the South; and that the coverage gap in the South disproportionately affects people of color.
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Southern Studies Dot Org.

Matters of life, death and health care in the rural South

Researchers continue to link higher mortality rates to lack of insurance. As Facing South reported, having no health insurance means an early death to almost 45,000 people in the United States annually, according to the American Journal of Public Health. Studies also link a lack of insurance to greater health risks, such as hypertension, poor management of chronic illness, and reduced likelihood of receiving preventative and primary care -- all issues disproportionately impacting rural populations in the South. 
Studies show that rural populations in the South are dying at higher rates than urban populations. Death rates in rural areas are not declining as fast as in non-rural parts of the country, and death rates in the South are also not declining as fast as other regions of the country. The Daily Yonder recently analyzed data from the Economic Research Service and found that the gap between the death rates in rural and urban America has been increasing since 1990. 
According to the ERS data, the highest mortality rates are in the rural South, including the Mississippi River Delta, the Black Belt of the southern coastal plain from Virginia through Alabama, and Appalachia (see chart below).
ERSmortalitymap.jpg Excerpt
A new report by the Urban Institute analyzing uninsurance across congressional districts in the United States illustrates this point. The report finds that rates of private coverage are lowest in districts that have higher poverty rates, which tend to be concentrated in the South and West. The report notes that uninsurance remains most serious in districts with low rates of private coverage. 
The report shows that the states and districts that would benefit the most from the passage of health reform are in rural areas and the South (see chart below). Simply put, some of the biggest opponents of health reform in Congress come from districts -- such as ones in Texas and Florida -- with the highest rates of uninsured residents.
uninsured by state.JPG

I again I must ask: "Which party developed the mantra: "Death Panels." 

For some reason GOP districts in the deep South rank highest in ling cancer. We must honesty acknowledge the data is influenced by the coal industry.

Lung Cancer Picture - Medical News E774 Treatment

All said, the GOP thrives off the uber wealthy and low information voters (LIVs). People who have assimilated the GOP Southern Strategy they consistent cast votes that constitute the oxymoronic.

Connect The Dots USA lays it out best.....

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