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Presidential race


Demographics beg to differ

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Before Mitt Romney said that half of Americans were shiftless moochers who refuse to accept personal responsibility, he should have researched the demographics a little better. Turns out that most of the states with the highest percentage of people without health insurance are in the South -- and these same states also have high percentages of residents with no tax liability and residents living in poverty. You know, those states that have voted consistently Republican ever since LBJ signed the Civil Rights Act.
Now I know why Paul Ryan said that smart people don't vote for the GOP. These same states are routinely last in education, so Mitt can insult them and make their lives worse and all the while they think the lazy, discontented rabble he's talking about is someone else. He'd better hope that not too many of them wise up between now and November.
Donald Shank
Everett

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