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Old 02-11-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Default Which party has more welfare recipients, the Democrats or Republicans?

Which party has more welfare recipients, the Democrats or Republicans?

Is there such statistical data available?

Do we have statistical data on employment, education and income for these two groups?

Obviously any breakdowns for Independents and Libertarian parties would be interesting as well.

This is not a "party Baiting" thread. It would be great if serious answers would prevail.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Central Coast
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Red States take more in Federal Government services than Blue States.
Blue States pay more in taxes to the Federal Government than Red States.
Redstates are welfare recipients dependent on the more prosperous Blue States.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Point Reyes, Ca
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Since I'd wager it is illegal to ask
(1) any registered voter as to if they are / are not on welfare
(2) no tax return that I have ever seen, asks what political party you belong to

the answer to the question is that you have no valid means of coming to any conclusion.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:06 PM
 
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Which party has more welfare recipients, the Democrats or Republicans?

Is there such statistical data available?

Do we have statistical data on employment, education and income for these two groups?

Obviously any breakdowns for Independents and Libertarian parties would be interesting as well.

This is not a "party Baiting" thread. It would be great if serious answers would prevail.
Well, the biggest government handout went to wall street under both parties, so I'd say they both just about break even.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:10 PM
 
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Red States take more in Federal Government services than Blue States.
Blue States pay more in taxes to the Federal Government than Red States.
Redstates are welfare recipients dependent on the more prosperous Blue States.
You do get that the red or blue description of a state doesn't describe each individual in that state, correct?

How do you know that the big payers in the blue states aren't red individuals?

How do you know that the welfare recipients in the red states aren't blue individuals?

That would be what the OP is asking; I have no idea.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Originally Posted by Robinstyler View Post
Which party has more welfare recipients, the Democrats or Republicans?

Is there such statistical data available?

Do we have statistical data on employment, education and income for these two groups?

Obviously any breakdowns for Independents and Libertarian parties would be interesting as well.

This is not a "party Baiting" thread. It would be great if serious answers would prevail.
I'm aware of this much...Republicans have always been known for the easy way they defend and dish out corporate welfare.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:13 PM
 
Location: On Top
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Ask Joe the Plumber....!
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Cherokee Nation
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What does common sense tell us. The Progressive Democrat party is the party of entitlement.
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:33 PM
 
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Does a military pension count as "welfare"?
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Old 02-11-2010, 02:36 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Does a military pension count as "welfare"?

In some people's opinions from things that have been posted recently, Also other pensions, Social Security. Mostly Gen Y types are saying this in Great Debates.
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