Makers and Takers - How They Voted
I personally am very tired about all the talk concerning "Makers and Takers" and how voted. First, I do not care and second I am firmly against the mis-use of data. If you do not use facts in a discussion then what is the basis of the discussion.
The tacit assumption put forth by many Republicans is that the "Takers" voted for President Obama. In reality the opposite is true. Of the 27 areas (26 states plus the District of Columbia) won by President Obama 7 are defined as Takers (26%). Of the 24 states won by Mitt Romney 20 were Takers (83%).
The analysis below was posted at New Economic Perspectives, a site I encourage you to visit for some pretty interesting economic analysis and comment. From New Economic Perspectives:
By the way similar analysis done by Bloomberg on the 2008 election demonstrated the same relationship. Remember the 47% that Romney complained about during the campaign season, that is his base.