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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Today's Bit of Irony

The highest food stamp usage in America is in Owsley County, Kentucky which is 99.22% white & 95% Republican.

The first fact is correct according to this article.

UPDATE:
I did realize the sampling in Owsley was too small to count as a legitimate comparison. Yes, I do realize that it was a Democrat attempt to prove a point. I realize it did not. But, I was shocked no one except Dana responded.

While I did not want to be trounced, I did expect some righteous indignation.
 
However, to lay the blame squarely at the feet of the black population is just so wrong.


12 comments:

  1. Owsley, Kentucky? Look how hard they had to research to find such a situation compared to a sky photo of Detroit, Michigan.

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    1. Highest usage is just that and should not have taken long to discover. I have not researched any of their methodology and don't know about the percentage of people who use SNAP. I found this on FB.

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  2. In a town as small as Owsley, 100 people could be on SNAP and that would equal 100%. Measured against Detroit, that is now a war zone, and the lower percentage of welfare people still managed to trash it and everyone else had to leave. PERCENTAGE, versus actual NUMBERS is what slanted polls use to "prove" their case.

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    1. lotta joy,
      I don't think it is slanted but the use of facts does slant the outcome of the results and the perception.
      The Democrats are not stupid when it comes to facts and how they are used, manipulated, and perceived.

      Do you actually think this was more than an attempt to needle the Republicans. Both sides do it.

      It is too bad that there is so much posturing and so little problem solving.

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  3. oh yah, it's a small coal mining county in eastern Kentucky. One of the poorest areas in the US since the beginning of time, Yah, good example whoever wrote that article. Idiots. totally a biased write up, intended to cause reaction,

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    1. mmpaints,
      I have been through some of those coal mining counties. The poverty is sad. You got it!

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  4. Hey Linda! Yes, it is sad. There is no industry there either. It's a rough area. I have loads of statistics and corporate abuse info etc, but this is not the place for it. Anyway, I DID get the irony of the story but was overwhelmed by the bias, LOL

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    1. Kat,
      That place is ripe for one industry--call centers. One woman has brought some of the overseas customer service to Arkansas. Now, people can earn a living and spend it in the local boondocks. All the young people don't leave home for a better opportunity. Kentucky should have the advantage of this type of business to help the people earn a living.

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  5. I missed this post somehow. That's very sad, no matter how small or large the population is. I had to go to an area of Pennsylvania that was very poor when I was a newspaper reporter. It was like being on a different planet, and it broke my heart.

    Love,
    Janie

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  6. How do you get people to vote against their own best interests? You cater to their religious beliefs.

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