A snapshot of our American political-demographic landscape could reveal some peculiar things. Focus on states that use the most governmental aid, and you’ll be shocked that those are the reddest of red states. Also, states won by Trump revealed the highest Obamacare enrollment numbers by the mid-December deadline. It’s like an episode of The Twilight Zone.
The single ideology that unites every Republican is that moochers are bad. Every Republican abhors those minorities that sit in their ghetto apartment pumping out three babies a month. In a shocking twist, it seems as if those same Republicans are actually the real moochers.
According to the US Census Bureau, the states with the highest number of federal aid recipients are all red states. Wallethub article
* Mississippi (45.3%) * Louisiana (44%) * Tennessee (41%) * South Dakota (40.8%) * Missouri (39.4%) * Montana (39%) * Georgia (37.9%)
Before you Republicans start screaming your two favorite words (“fake news”), please accuse my sources, the US Census Bureau of defamation first. That is not fake. Neither is an excerpt from this 2014 MotherJones article,
On Wednesday morning, Republicans won a years-long battle over whether to slash or spare food stamps when the House passed the farm bill, a $500 billion piece of legislation that funds nutrition and agriculture programs for the next five years…..
….But conservatives said the cuts were not deep enough, Democrats said they were far too deep, and the bill failed, 234-195. That September, House Republicans drafted new legislation slashing $40 billion from the food stamp program. That bill passed the House with Republican votes only.
Let’s recap the data I have unveiled in the past few paragraphs. Although Republican states use up the most financial aid, they elect politicians that actively take away such aid. Thus, maintaining the poverty levels in these states.
More evidence to the seemingly outrageous hypothesis I just introduced, concerns states that voted for Trump. The states with the biggest Obamacare enrollment numbers since the deadline in mid December are all states that voted for Trump. The guy whose number one platform is to dismantle Obamacare.
* Florida, (about 1.3 million) * Texas (776,000) * North Carolina (369,077) * Georgia (352,000) * Pennsylvania (290,950). Yahoo article
The most obvious evidence of this trend can be seen in the expansion of Medicaid, the health plan for the poor, under the Affordable Care Act. Of the 10 states with the biggest dependency gap, as determined by Wallet Hub, seven — Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Maine, Montana, South Dakota and Tennessee — have decided not to expand their Medicaid programs, even though the funding would come from federal coffers. Huffington Post article
In summary to this perplexing article, education (or lack of) explains why these states vote against their best interest. According to a Bloomberg article, people with less education were far more likely to vote for Trump than Clinton.
That really shouldn’t be much of a shock. You can’t be the sharpest tool in the shed, if you vote so your family doesn’t have healthcare.