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Talk about something just a little bit different if you wanna understand what happened Tuesday why -- Barack Obama was reelected.
I've got -- -- I want to show you first the map of voters check this out.
Red represents Romney's voters blue represents the president's -- -- you might expect it's a big concentrations.
If you looking along the coast here are in the northeast up in Detroit here.
On the West Coast California.
Where you see out presents support.
And they read of course is Romney's support now take a look at the map of the unemployed.
-- There's some similarities here lots of unemployed a big metro areas big metro centers you can see.
Concentrations of unemployed and also here on the East Coast and down into Florida.
And here's what's interesting.
The Republicans made the assumption incorrectly as it turns out the voters in states with high unemployment would kick the bums out that is.
Vote Obama out of office to try to find somebody.
-- all the jobs problem in this country.
Turns out the opposite happened take a look at this map.
We go back.
So if you -- one mapped over the other.
That the same essentially and this is surprising because essentially the Republicans thought that people would -- as I said vote the -- that it didn't happen that way.
And the reason if you think about it obvious the federal government is paying the jobless.
Extending them unemployment benefits food stamps even underwriting disability payments from Social Security.
Think we're different from the Europeans think again the proportion of -- men in their thirties that are working is higher than the proportion of men in the US working.
And that's what this election was about people voted for free stuff free money free benefits a chicken and health care in every pot.
But it's not just the people who lost jobs in the recession who -- hooked on government money.
The total number of people getting government money is rising in fact most of what you suspect about entitlements.
May be -- If you think the proportion of people getting government benefits has been stable over time think again.
In 1983 less than 30% of -- got government help today it's 49%.
If you think Democrats alone are responsible for entitlement spending now.
In the last half century entitlement spending -- ground faster under Republican presidents and democratic ones.
And if you think transfers are small part of the government's budget.
Wrong wrong wrong take a look at this government transfers or less than a third of the budget today it's two thirds of federal spending.
That leaves just one dollar added everything -- and four out of three that is for other things like defense spending.
So here's where we are.
Nearly 200 years after Francis Scott Key -- the National Anthem and immortalized the phrase land of the free we've become just that.
But not the way he expected.
Where the land of the free because an increasing number -- lesser -- a free ride.
And that my friends is not -- in there.
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