Monday, August 27, 2012

They Emaciated It!

As Republicans assemble this week and proclaim how they alone have built things -- in a place the government built, in a convention delayed because of warnings from the government -- it is fitting that we see the fruit of all that individualism's ruggedness.
In 15 states, at least one in five Americans say they struggled to afford the food they needed at least once during the past 12 months. Nationwide, 18.2% of Americans so far in 2012 say there have been times when they could not afford the food they needed, on par with the 18.6% who had trouble affording food in 2011.
Residents of states in the Southeast and Southwest regions are the most likely in the country to struggle to afford food.
Here's the map of where people are the most deprived...see if you sense a pattern?

Look at all those dark green repositories of the limited government philosophy.

(Via the Great Orange Satan)

[Cross-posted at Firedoglake]


Montag said...

A noticeable percentage of those "higher range" states are right-to-work states, where union membership is low and wages are depressed.

Why am I not surprised?

pansypoo said...

racism won't allow them to try dems, because blacks will get their non-existent money.

Beleck said...

wel, we know it is all the poor's fault. they obviously are worthless scum and don't want to work, like sucking on working people's teats. and all those other "truisms" we hear from our leaders here in the South.

and you dare to raise any questions about why the poor are needing help??? you commie, left wing,socialist terrorit, islamic anti American!!!!!

and i would bet most Southerners would believe this to be facts and not BS/snark/sarcasm.

Growing up in the South, well these observations/sarcastic comments are what passes for "reality."