The following are some U.S. Census statistics comparing the Kentucky Fifth District of Congress with the whole United States of America regarding:
"Kentucky, District 5:
Median Household Income: $21,915
Per capita Income: $12,513
Male full-time, year round, workers median income: $27,552
Female full-time, year round, workers median income: $18,973
Families below poverty level: 24.0%
Individuals below poverty level: 28.1%
Median Household Income: $41,994
Per capita Income: $21,587
Male full-time, year round, workers median income: $37,057
Female full-time, year round, workers median income: $27,194
Families below poverty level: 9.2%
Individuals below poverty level: 12.4%"
You expect rich people in rich states like California and Connecticut to be sending Republicans to Congress because the programs of the Republicans are to benefit the rich and to burden the poor. Under the Republicans, payroll taxes rise, but income taxes fall--that burdens the poor working people but benefits the rich "leisure class". Under the Republicans the top one per cent get tax cuts, but the Families below poverty level, and Individuals below poverty level get reduced benefits. The Democratic Party is the friend of the people living in poverty and the working poor. Hal Rogers is a rubber-stamp Republican, that votes with the Republican national party leadership ninety five per cent of the time. Elect the Democrat Kenneth Stepp to the U.S. House, Fifth District of Kentucky, because Kenneth Stepp will vote to enlarge and increase the Federal Programs of Medicaid, S.S.I., Medicare, Social Security Disability, Social Security Retirement, educational funding, educational revenue sharing to states and to local school boards, tax credits for classroom teachers, College for Everyone, Pell Grants, and subsidized housing for the poor. A lot of money the Repubicans are wasting on the U.S. military occupation of Iraq could be spent on improving the above programs, and improving the lives of the people of the Kentucky Fifth District.