Thursday, August 20, 2009

States Whose People Are Most in Need Tend to Believe Right-Wing Lies the Most

It's just pathetic.

STATES WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGES OF UNINSURED PEOPLE

Texas - 27 percent *
New Mexico --- 25.6 percent
Mississippi - 24 percent *
Louisiana - 22.4 percent *
Nevada - 22.2 percent
Oklahoma - 22.2 percent *
California - 21 percent
Wyoming - 20.7 percent *
Florida - 20.7 percent
Georgia - 20.7 percent *
South Carolina - 20.4 percent *
Montana - 20.3 percent *
Alaska -- 20.2 percent *
Arkansas - 20.1 percent *
Colorado - 20 percent
Oregon - 19.4 percent
West Virginia - 19.3 percent *
North Carolina - 19.3 percent
Idaho - 18.8 percent *
Utah - 18.1 percent *
Kentucky - 17.9 percent *
Tennessee - 17.8 percent *
Nebraska - 17.7 percent*
Alabama - 17.2 percent *
Missouri - 17.1 percent *

*=Voted Republican in the last election.  Yes, that's 18 out of 25.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joseph, I just saw today an ABC news poll that 50% of people are oppossed to President Obama's health care plan. I think that that is an interesting number. Is this due to the "spin" that you are talking about or are the people of America reading the plan?

Joseph said...

First of all, there isn't a final bill.

Second, a massive campaign of right wing lies has had an effect.

Third, a lot of the disappointment is coming from people like me who demand a public option.

No, the opponents aren't "Reading the bill". They're reading lies and disinformation.