Welfare rats, are they red or blue?

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  1. VivaRevolution

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    Cities With the Most People on Food Stamps

    25. Beckley, WV
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    19.8%
    > Poverty rate: 15.9%
    > Pop. with a disability: 22.8%
    > May unemployment: 5.5%

    24. Medford, OR
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    20.0%
    > Poverty rate: 14.3%
    > Pop. with a disability: 16.1%
    > May unemployment: 4.1%

    23. Goldsboro, NC
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    20.0%
    > Poverty rate: 22.0%
    > Pop. with a disability: 17.1%
    > May unemployment: 4.1%

    22. Morristown, TN
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    20.5%
    > Poverty rate: 17.6%
    > Pop. with a disability: 18.8%
    > May unemployment: 3.2%

    21. Decatur, IL
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    20.6%
    > Poverty rate: 17.2%
    > Pop. with a disability: 16.9%
    > May unemployment: 4.5%

    20. Vineland-Bridgeton, NJ
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    20.8%
    > Poverty rate: 19.2%
    > Pop. with a disability: 14.6%
    > May unemployment: 5.4%

    19. El Centro, CA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    20.9%
    > Poverty rate: 24.6%
    > Pop. with a disability: 13.6%
    > May unemployment: 15.8%

    18. Florence, SC
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    21.2%
    > Poverty rate: 18.6%
    > Pop. with a disability: 16.4%
    > May unemployment: 3.2%

    17. Flint, MI
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    21.2%
    > Poverty rate: 20.2%
    > Pop. with a disability: 16.7%
    > May unemployment: 4.7%

    16. Fresno, CA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    21.5%
    > Poverty rate: 25.6%
    > Pop. with a disability: 12.2%
    > May unemployment: 6.9%

    15. El Paso, TX
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    21.6%
    > Poverty rate: 22.8%
    > Pop. with a disability: 15.2%
    > May unemployment: 4.1%

    14. Eugene, OR
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    21.7%
    > Poverty rate: 19.0%
    > Pop. with a disability: 16.5%
    > May unemployment: 3.8%

    13. Yakima, WA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    21.8%
    > Poverty rate: 18.0%
    > Pop. with a disability: 13.9%
    > May unemployment: 6.0%

    12. Sumter, SC
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    22.3%
    > Poverty rate: 21.2%
    > Pop. with a disability: 20.6%
    > May unemployment: 3.4%

    11. Las Cruces, NM
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    22.5%
    > Poverty rate: 27.1%
    > Pop. with a disability: 12.8%
    > May unemployment: 4.9%

    10. Merced, CA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    22.6%
    > Poverty rate: 20.3%
    > Pop. with a disability: 14.1%
    > May unemployment: 7.8%

    9. Longview, WA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    22.7%
    > Poverty rate: 16.8%
    > Pop. with a disability: 21.0%
    > May unemployment: 5.8%

    8. Visalia-Porterville, CA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    23.0%
    > Poverty rate: 25.2%
    > Pop. with a disability: 13.9%
    > May unemployment: 8.4%

    7. Brownsville-Harlingen, TX
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    23.1%
    > Poverty rate: 29.3%
    > Pop. with a disability: 11.6%
    > May unemployment: 6.0%

    6. Albany, GA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    23.9%
    > Poverty rate: 25.0%
    > Pop. with a disability: 14.6%
    > May unemployment: 4.2%

    5. Hammond, LA
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    24.4%
    > Poverty rate: 20.4%
    > Pop. with a disability: 20.8%
    > May unemployment: 5.0%

    4. Rocky Mount, NC
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    24.5%
    > Poverty rate: 17.8%
    > Pop. with a disability: 17.8%
    > May unemployment: 5.8%

    3. Grants Pass, OR
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    25.1%
    > Poverty rate: 17.6%
    > Pop. with a disability: 20.1%
    > May unemployment: 4.6%

    2. Laredo, TX
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    27.0%
    > Poverty rate: 33.0%
    > Pop. with a disability: 11.5%
    > May unemployment: 3.6%

    1. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX
    > Households with SNAP benefits:
    29.8%
    > Poverty rate: 31.4%
    > Pop. with a disability: 13.8%
    > May unemployment: 6.2%

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/247wal...ties-with-the-most-people-on-food-stamps/amp/


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    Well, when I break down the top 25 welfare rat cities, by red or blue state, I get 12 blue cities, 12 red, and 1 purple(NJ).

    If poverty can be solved by boot strap picker-upperering, then why isn't this list all blue?

    Perhaps though, instead of partisanship, we should be asking why 1 in 5 people throughout the country, are on food stamps.
     
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    Longview, WA is disabled as fuck lol.
     
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    I was a bit surprised to see all the Washington and Oregon entries.

    I also laughed when I realized that Boeing creates welfare rats. Per population, South Carolina and Washington state are way over represented on the list.
     
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    that’s a lot of broke b*tches.
     
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    It doesn't matter. And regardless of if they're "red or blue," the term "welfare rats" is fucked up, especially in use by someone who considers themselves an economic populist. I get that you're probably using the term with your tongue in your cheek, but I would suppose (as I am an endlessly hopeful man) that even most of the conservative posters here wouldn't call food stamp recipients "welfare rats," outside of devoted right-libertarian ideologues and particularly hateful posters like Byron Carter or Bloodworth.

    And the question of why 20% of households are on government assistance is less a matter of moral or political persuasion, and more a reflection of the nature of a 21st century economy: individual labor, particularly of persons without specialized degrees, is less valuable than at any point before, while economic productivity per capita is nevertheless at an all-time high. So, the most efficient method of income distribution and the method which causes the least market distortion is through the government.
     
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    RATS? Cmon, dude.

    There's more inequality in the US than just about anywhere else in the western world, an enormous ever-growing gap between worker productivity and compensation and almost systematic upward pre-distribution of wealth. There's 74 million Americans on Medicaid and the majority of them work their asses off. There also IS an incredible amount of opportunity in this ruthless cut-throat economic system and I can personally vouch for that but not everyone is so fortunate to climb themselves out of their socioeconomic predicament.

    This isn't sustainable and is more over flatly absurd given the amount of wealth created and abundance of resources the nation has at its disposal. You're begging for big fucking problems and societal discontent on a large scale.

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    Well, I will put all my hope for a higher level of public debate in one hand, and shit in the other, and see which one gets full first.

    I get what your saying, but their are allot of lurkers reading these threads, that are low info, and looking for low info arguments to confirm their puddle deep opinions. I am attempting to engage on that level.

    I mean I talk to people about politics at any chance I get, and the truth is that the vast majority are thinking on the level of a toddler. You have to engage on that childish kind of level.
     
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    Using words that are based on branding, in ways to dilute the brand, is why I use the phrase welfare rats.

    Welfare rat, is a racist dog whistle. We should call all poor people welfare rats at every chance we get, to dilute the dog whistle effect.
     
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    Yea, I didn't think you were being entirely sincere but it was still kind of alarming and comes off so cruel. Plus, my heart has been bleeding a little more than usual lately. The lack of class-consciousness in this country is fucking appalling anyhow, it's constant identity politics and other assorted racial bullshit.
     
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    This forum will destroy your feelz over time brah.

    True for the internet in general, but Sherdog is a special kind of brutal.

    My heart bleeds the tears of my enemies unfathomable sadness. Those tears are my life blood.
     
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    Ahah I'm from Jersey and we're purple, just like Mace Windus light saber
     
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    Yeah, I almost called new mexico purple too. I guess it is blue, but not as solidly as most red or blue states.
     
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    Wtf is going on in El Centro CA, with 15.8% unemployment?
     
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    El Centro, the largest city in the Imperial Valley and a stronghold of lettuce growers near California's southern border, has nearly the highest unemployment rate in the country.

    Out of a workforce of 79,400 people, 16,700 are unemployed, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That gives El Centro a jobless rate of 21.1%, second only to the 26.5% rate in Yuma, Ariz.

    But high joblessness is a hallmark of farming communities, said Mark Schniepp, director of the California Economic Forecast.

    "That's just life as an agricultural worker – you work seven months out of the year, the other five months you file for unemployment," he said

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.lati...california-20140701-story.html?outputType=amp
     
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    Yea, I guess it is the War Room. I'm not really a confrontational dude and don't feel the need to act any differently behind the safety of the internets. I prefer and am for objective, well-informed discussion over rabid partisanship and vitriolic arguments but I don't have a problem with blunt honesty.
     
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    What's hilarious is that the 4 cities in CA belong to counties that vote Republican.
     
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    depends on ethnicity red-white, blue-pocs
     
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    I grew weed on fruit tree farm in Visalia 5-6 years ago, imagine the worst of redneck culture AND latin gang culture. There was supposedly a crew of dudes who would show up on your farm with 12+ heads armed with shotguns and AKs who would take your harvest right in front of you. On the flip side we were eating carne Asade, grilled jalapeños, and tecate everyday(another fun fact, I was so stressed living/working there, one week I only pooped twice).
     
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