Most of those societal ills you mention are largely due to one thing: a lack of funding for local…
Chris Cook

I’m not a Democrat. I’m an independent voter. I’m not part of the Democratic/Republican spectrum. So, I’m looking at this in a non-competitive context. My position is not partisan.

Also, maybe I should’ve been more clear: I’m looking at recent times after it went Republican in that area. Of course, Democrats have been far from perfect. But Republicans have consistently voted to reduce the overall amount of social programs *and* defund them. Add to that Republican politicians wanting to get rid of Obamacare? I’m sure that’s only the tip of the iceberg. How many other social programs are inaccessible not due to a lack of need, but ideological posturing?