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Hmm, let's see. Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Highest % of people on disability, highest drop out rates in the U.S., and the highest anti-Obama voting % in 2008 and 2012. These are predominately white undereducated poor working class populations that enjoy govt benefits for themselves but not for "others". These my fiends are the Fox News audience and the new majority of the Republican Party.
I wonder what percent of the blue state's recipients were represented by (a) Conn?
9:06 - probably a good number. He seems to be successful at getting clients even despite the negative publicity.
Well of course he is successful - he plays by a different set of rules!
Kentucky and West Virginia are predominantly coal industry states. If you are lucky enough to get a college degree, you get the hell out of there. If you are not, you work in the coal mines or a related industry. These are incredibly laborious and dangerous jobs. They are also the only jobs in the area that will allow one to provide for his family. (With very few exceptions.) Most miners are sickened by the coal dust and chemicals or have been the victim of a major mining accident before they reach forty. I hardly think you can blame Eric Conn for the lack of education and high risk working conditions the average person in Appalachia contends with. You give him too much credit.
Low educational achievement correlates with high disability in the southeastern states such as KY, WV, AL, MS.However, Maine and New Hampshire are among the most educated states in the country, but Maine is in the 9-11% disability range and New Hampshire in the 7-9%. Vermont, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri all have high education levels (89-92%) but are in the 7-9% disability rate -- though in the Rust Belt states that is due in part to heavy manufacturing presence and economic downturn in those areas.
you're forgetting smoking and obesity rates.
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