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Do you live in a red state (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth May 2017 OP
Blue district in a blue state... Wounded Bear May 2017 #1
Michigan...moved here from VA, and found they are MORE racist here! angstlessk May 2017 #2
A red state that is trying hard to be redder of the reddest and is trying to outdo itself LeftInTX May 2017 #3
I live in California and those areas who benefited the most by the ACA voted for chump kimbutgar May 2017 #4
I live in WI. old guy May 2017 #5
Not going to be easy for us if they gut O-care and replace it with the mess they passed today. wildeyed May 2017 #6
Feature, not a bug... Wounded Bear May 2017 #12
The economy has changed. wildeyed May 2017 #19
Left Florida janterry May 2017 #7
Yes. Wisconsin. n/t Greybnk48 May 2017 #8
I do now (PA). nt liberaltrucker May 2017 #9
I'm hoping for a bounce back in PA... Wounded Bear May 2017 #14
Me, too liberaltrucker May 2017 #18
Yes, Georgia. n/t Different Drummer May 2017 #10
No, thank god! I live in a very blue city in a very blue state. smirkymonkey May 2017 #11
Live in Kentucky standingtall May 2017 #13
Home of Pence, right here. Shandris May 2017 #15
Well, you did get rid of him... Wounded Bear May 2017 #20
Texas. Nt LostOne4Ever May 2017 #16
I live in Pennsyltucky. yortsed snacilbuper May 2017 #17
No. (New York) EarthFirst May 2017 #21
Yes blueinredohio May 2017 #22
Can't get anymore red than Oklahoma. Behind the Aegis May 2017 #23

Wounded Bear

(59,083 posts)
1. Blue district in a blue state...
Thu May 4, 2017, 06:47 PM
May 2017

but we have several red districts in the state, and I think at least a couple of them can be flipped.

LeftInTX

(26,319 posts)
3. A red state that is trying hard to be redder of the reddest and is trying to outdo itself
Thu May 4, 2017, 06:50 PM
May 2017

every single chance that it gets.

Being the reddest isn't enough for them.

kimbutgar

(21,527 posts)
4. I live in California and those areas who benefited the most by the ACA voted for chump
Thu May 4, 2017, 06:51 PM
May 2017

THe dumbfuckenstein parts of the state, who also have GOP reps.

wildeyed

(11,243 posts)
6. Not going to be easy for us if they gut O-care and replace it with the mess they passed today.
Thu May 4, 2017, 06:57 PM
May 2017

I am self-employed. No serious preexistings, but my insurance is already sky high. Sigh. It is sad to be forced to leave an entrepreneurial job where I earn good money and create value for the community because I can't afford it anymore because of HEALTH INSURANCE! But that is where I am heading.

This is why red states fail. They punish their creative class so we take our skills and and go pay taxes in places where we are appreciated. Sick of having my taxes taken, my votes stolen and nothing in return except insults. Fuck it. It gets really old. And fuck the state leaders who get GREAT state health insurance but screw me on mine.

So much worse for those on a fixed income who lack the resources to leave or find other employment. Those people will suffer more than necessary. Some will die.

Wounded Bear

(59,083 posts)
12. Feature, not a bug...
Thu May 4, 2017, 07:33 PM
May 2017

Repubs want to keep people in wage slavery. I always figured that O'Care would open up the entrepreneurial spirit. Many people cannot afford not to work in a corporate job, even as they get scarcer and scarcer.

wildeyed

(11,243 posts)
19. The economy has changed.
Thu May 4, 2017, 07:55 PM
May 2017

Hardly anyone works at the same career for a lifetime, much less the same company. It is all contract work and gigs and small businesses now. And small business adds more to local economies too. Jobs and profits don't get outsourced the way big companies do. Corporate talent isn't taxed as extravagantly, but they sill want good public schools and nice public amenities. Things the GOP despises. Cities and states who can attract the talent win because that creates more jobs and increase the local tax base. The ones that don't are dying.

The GOP doesn't care. They would rather let their states die economically than change or risk getting voted out of power. Lets be real. Most of us mobile workers don't vote the 'right' way. If you are mentally and emotionally flexible enough to navigate the perils of self employment successfully, rigid RW ideology probably doesn't appeal. So they are driving us out by making it too expensive and uncomfortable to stay, I guess. Killing the goose who laid the golden egg, IMO, but you can't reason with them.

 

smirkymonkey

(63,221 posts)
11. No, thank god! I live in a very blue city in a very blue state.
Thu May 4, 2017, 07:31 PM
May 2017

At this point, I will never move unless I leave the country.

standingtall

(2,792 posts)
13. Live in Kentucky
Thu May 4, 2017, 07:33 PM
May 2017

the only blue district left in Kentucky. Geez hate what has happen to my state over the last 20 years.

blueinredohio

(6,797 posts)
22. Yes
Thu May 4, 2017, 08:16 PM
May 2017

1 dem senator, 1 rep senator who say neither one will vote for Trumpcare (hopefully Portman doesn't sell us out, I know Brown won't). My misrepresentative is a scrawny little chicken shit who's afraid of his own shadow and does nothing but vote with his party and collect a paycheck. Sorry for the rant.

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