The blue dots are almost a picture-perfect portrait of the urban areas. The red dots, conversely, outline the rural. The producers. This election, more than any election I have witnessed in the context of this place, struck fear into the hearts of the producers of this country. We had record voter turnouts, and record new-voter registrations, levels unheard of in any past election.
Are you joking?
Urban areas generate GDP while rural areas receive 20 billion plus in farm subsidies. If you believe food is the only commodity that matters try building a tractor or weather satellite from sand and corn.
Property taxes for farmers are outrageous ... but if you want to start point "subsidy" fingers, who gets more subsidy money? Large urban areas.
Federal subsidized housing cost $28 Billion in 2011 ....