Bloomberg: Republican-Heavy Counties Eat Up Most Food-Stamp Growth: Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said in May that he’d written off votes from 47 percent of Americans who are collecting government aid. Turns out many of them are part of his political base. Seventy percent of counties with the fastest-growth in food-stamp aid during the last four years voted for the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg. They include Republican strongholds like King County, Texas, which in 2008 backed Republican John McCain by 92.6 percent, his largest share in the nation; and fast-growing Douglas County,Colorado.
That means Romney is counting on votes from areas where lower-income people have become more reliant on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as food stamps.
Friday, November 9, 2012
70% of Counties with Fastest Growth of Food Stamps voted Republican.
I don't want to hear another word from conservative politicians and talk show losers trashing Americans dependent on food stamps because of the destructive policies put in place by Republicans.