By next year there will be a lot more Red State TEA Baggers standing in Public Assistance lines than riding busses to Glenn Beck's Faux demonstrations!
Wave at your neighbor now.............don't be embarrassed!
Red states lead in food stamp usage!
Nov 29, 2009
Today's New York Times has a depressing but important story about the growth in food stamp usage in our country. If you look at the map of the level of food stamp usage across the country, one thing should jump out at you immediately: Food stamp usage is much higher in conservative red states (which I define by those states that went for McCain in 2008).
That's right, those states that are ground zero for all the "keep government out of my life" teabaggers and their ilk, that are a hotbed for residents who call Obama a socialist, decry lazy "welfare queens" and call for seceding from the U.S. government, are the biggest users of the federal government's food stamp program.
In fact, all 100 of the top 100 counties for food stamp usage are in red states.
That's 100% folks.
Still, you find wingnuts in the article decrying food stamps.
This proves the GOP and FoxÂ isn't very good at working out a budget either!