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Geography of Government benefits
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/12/us/entitlement-map.html?src=tp ^

Posted on 02/27/2012 8:12:15 AM PST by outpostinmass2

The share of Americans’ income that comes from government benefit programs, like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, more than doubled over the last four decades, rising from 8 percent in 1969 to 18 percent in 2009.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: entitlements; entitlementsgraphic; gervernmentbenefits; sourcetitlenoturl
Interesting map, I too bad it stopped at 2009. It only tracks medicaid payments. I would like to see one that tracks welfare only.
1 posted on 02/27/2012 8:12:20 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

Actually it does track welfare on another map, click the tab, very telling. Again it is only until 2009.


2 posted on 02/27/2012 8:15:01 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2; neverdem; narses; SmithL; SunkenCiv

You don’t have to look that far. Or that hard.

Check out the blue county/red county (NOT blue state/red state !) voting map for 2000, 2004, 2008 elections.


3 posted on 02/27/2012 8:20:40 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: outpostinmass2

Geography is interesting,
demography would be more telling.


4 posted on 02/27/2012 8:21:07 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: outpostinmass2

Interesting.


5 posted on 02/27/2012 8:22:21 AM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: sauropod

read


6 posted on 02/27/2012 8:23:24 AM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

Notice how government benefits dipped in 1989 and then shoot back-up in 1999.


7 posted on 02/27/2012 8:29:14 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: MrB

Actually, this is quite misleading since it presents the average PERCENTAGE of an individuals income that comes from government assistance. I would prefer to see what the total government outlays for assistance is for each county across the USA. That would show that the VAST MAJORITY of the assistance goes to Democrat controlled large urban cesspools.


8 posted on 02/27/2012 8:32:57 AM PST by Laserman
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To: outpostinmass2

Graphy doesn’t seem to work on my Win 7/IE8 machine - they have all the citie dots skewed to the far right side of the map, e.g. Billings is in Missouri. Fiddling with the zoom controls does not fix it nor does reloading.


9 posted on 02/27/2012 8:34:02 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Laserman

And then the question would be “cause or effect”?

I say “cause”, mostly, because democrat policies cause dependence.
Some weight needs to be given to “effect” as well, because ‘rats tend to reward their own from the public treasury.


10 posted on 02/27/2012 8:35:12 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: outpostinmass2

“She believes that she is taking more from the government than she paid in taxes. She worries about the consequences for her grandchildren. She said she would like politicians to propose solutions.”

From the related article. It pretty much somes up the whole problem facing America today. Everyone is waiting around for some else to fix things.


11 posted on 02/27/2012 8:40:35 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: MrB

I agree mostly cause. Detroit is the classic example of the outcome of Democrat policies that lead to dependency.


12 posted on 02/27/2012 8:44:03 AM PST by Laserman
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To: Laserman
You are correct. New York City with over 8 million people far out weighs any county in Maine. It is still a telling map of the creeping government dependency for all of the U.S.
13 posted on 02/27/2012 8:46:36 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: Laserman

You’re the only one paying attention.

Well done!


14 posted on 02/27/2012 8:53:01 AM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Laserman

per capita outlays would be better, as obviously the highly populated areas would have more in gross terms


15 posted on 02/27/2012 9:10:13 AM PST by babble-on
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To: outpostinmass2

Alot of free loaders in the South. I would have thought that the Northeast would have that. It seems like the North is supporting the South again. UGH!


16 posted on 02/27/2012 9:12:52 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

The northeast has a lot of free-loaders. We also have a lot of very wealthy people.


17 posted on 02/27/2012 9:21:47 AM PST by outpostinmass2
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To: outpostinmass2

It just surprised me that the South has to depend on the North for their survival. It is shocking because many people think the South can survive on their own and that is just the case according to facts.


18 posted on 02/27/2012 9:31:50 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: napscoordinator

Debated on saying this but the south east seems to follow the basic shape of what is known as the black belt.


19 posted on 02/27/2012 9:34:01 AM PST by Kadric
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To: outpostinmass2

Very interesting. Nice to see Collin County, TX at only 6.8% in all benefits :)


20 posted on 02/27/2012 10:16:24 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: napscoordinator

The South is where most of our troops and navy as well as the defense contractors are. They are reflected in the per capita $$$ and %%. Some those deep red counties are Indian reservations.

“It seems like the North is supporting the South again. UGH!”

More likely the South is protecting the country while the North draws welfare.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 12:52:37 PM PST by BilLies ( It's Black History Month..Don't forget the 330,000 White Northerners who died 1861-5 to Free Slaves)
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To: Laserman

Attached is an interactive link that gives more information than I can process except in bits and pieces.

Enjoy yourself. Don’t overlook the exploration of the drop down menus.


22 posted on 02/27/2012 12:58:25 PM PST by BilLies ( It's Black History Month..Don't forget the 330,000 White Northerners who died 1861-5 to Free Slaves)
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To: BilLies

More likely the South is protecting the country while the North draws welfare.

Not according to this. I think you are wanting it to be that way but when you are shown proof you can’t dispute it.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 12:59:43 PM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: BilLies

Because the data is presented as a percent of total income, the South looks worse because income levels (and cost of living) are lower, while Federal benefits tend to be standardized across the country. I am quite sure the total by geographical area is MUCH higher in urban areas and in the traditional liberal/democrat areas. Were the data shown as total dollars of assistance in a county, the South would be very low, and the urban areas such as New York, CHicago, LA, etc. would be deep red. Those are the areas that suck the country dry, while the rural and republican areas end up with net outflows and pay the tab for the takers.


24 posted on 02/27/2012 1:44:59 PM PST by Laserman
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To: napscoordinator

“Not according to this.”
What, pray tell, is “THIS”??


25 posted on 02/27/2012 4:59:08 PM PST by BilLies ( It's Black History Month..Don't forget the 330,000 White Northerners who died 1861-5 to Free Slaves)
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