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Demographics are how statistics are arrived at and since statistics are often what we base our debates on, when one group is twice as likely for example to be recipients of welfare benefits as another, it's not something which can be camouflaged or swept under the rug. Nor should it. There is instance after instance of republicans warning of America becoming "a land of entitlements" which is an indisputable and all inclusive point, but putting our collective heads in the sand as to >which< groups are either languishing in the entitlement condition or stuck in the entitlement condition for the purpose of political correctness, is absurd.The problem needs to be examined and it can't be thoroughly examined and resolved if it isn't truthfully addressed. The WHO in this case, matters.
Examples: The fact is, women are about twice as likely as men to have received food stamps at some point in their lives. Blacks are about twice as likely as whites to have used this benefit during their lives The fact is, among Hispanics, about 22% say they have collected food stamps. The fact is, minority women are far more likely than their male counterparts to have used food stamps. About four-in-ten black women have gotten help compared with 21% of black men. The gender-race participation gap is also wide among Hispanics: 30% of Hispanic women but 13% of Hispanic men received assistance. The fact is, among whites, the gender-race gap is smaller but the fact is, white women are about twice as likely as white men to receive food stamp assistance. The fact is, adults 65 and older are significantly less likely than other age groups to say they have received food stamps. Those who have a high school diploma or less formal education are roughly three times more likely than college graduates to have been helped, etc. etc. etc.
Those are the FACTS and if you have a problem with demographics being used and openly discussed to pinpoint and establish foundational statistics on which to base a resolution and have a better idea, pen a letter to the US government and tell them to stop doing surveys. In the meantime, there are plenty of comments made by republicans who don't mention "illegals" or "the responsibilities of the black community" when discussing this issue, so instead of your usual break a cue stick over another posters head in your never-ending quest to start a saloon style forum brawl, maybe you should go research it yourself and discuss the topic when you're more well versed.
Ya NAILED this one, Lyndi (IMO).