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View Poll Results: Which of the wealthiest states would you live in?
Maryland 20 9.95%
New Jersey 31 15.42%
Connecticut 10 4.98%
Alaska 9 4.48%
Hawaii 11 5.47%
Massachusetts 25 12.44%
New Hampshire 8 3.98%
Virginia 19 9.45%
California 44 21.89%
Washington 24 11.94%
Voters: 201. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-25-2009, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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Here are the top 10 wealthiest states by median household income from the new CB rankings for 2008:

1. Maryland
2. New Jersey
3. Connecticut
4. Alaska
5. Hawaii
6. Massachusetts
7. New Hampshire
8. Virginia
9. California
10. Washington

Here are the top 10 poorest state for the same year:

1. Mississippi
2. West Virginia
3. Arkansas
4. Kentucky
5. Alabama
6. Oklahoma
7. New Mexico
8. Tennessee
9. Montana
10. Louisiana

Which one of the wealthiest states would you rather live in? Not to say no one would want to live in any of the poorest states. Many prefer a much lower cost of living and slower pace of life, which can be found in most those states. I would do a poll for both that would take up too much space.

The rest can be found here:

United States and States - R1901. Median Household Income
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:03 PM
 
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well something glaring really stands out here. The Top 10 states except for Alaska are all BLUE liberal states and the Top Bottom states are all conservative RED states except for New Mexico.
Hmm......
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:54 PM
 
Location: Germantown, MD
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well something glaring really stands out here. The Top 10 states except for Alaska are all BLUE liberal states and the Top Bottom states are all conservative RED states except for New Mexico.
Hmm......
Oh you noticed as well .
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:30 PM
 
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Oh you noticed as well .
I'm confused. I thought only super-rich plutocrats voted Republican and the Democrats were the party of the downtrodden. I imagined a Democrat would consider poverty a moral virtue instead of grinning smugly at their own wealth.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I'm confused. I thought only super-rich plutocrats voted Republican and the Democrats were the party of the downtrodden. I imagined a Democrat would consider poverty a moral virtue instead of grinning smugly at their own wealth.
Remember, education is the key here.

Fox News and it's far-right propaganda does an excellent job of scaring millions of poor, uneducated people into voting against their own self-interests. Republicans also cleverly use morality to incite fundamentalist religious leaders to politicize from their pulpits (which is a violation of church and state). Where is education weakest? Where is religion strongest? Where are the majority of anti-tax teabaggers based? The South.

Mixing up terms like socialist and fascist plays into people's ignorance. People are using terms they don't even truly understand. Hint: you can't be a fascist and a socialist at the same time -- they are on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Fear of change. Fear of technology. Fear is an excellent tool when we have an under-funded education system that can actually teach people how the world really works. Keep taxes low, keep education sparse, reap the benefits through the politics of fear.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Remember, education is the key here.

Fox News and it's far-right propaganda does an excellent job of scaring millions of poor, uneducated people into voting against their own self-interests. Republicans also cleverly use morality to incite fundamentalist religious leaders to politicize from their pulpits (which is a violation of church and state). Where is education weakest? Where is religion strongest? Where are the majority of anti-tax teabaggers based? The South.

Mixing up terms like socialist and fascist plays into people's ignorance. People are using terms they don't even truly understand. Hint: you can't be a fascist and a socialist at the same time -- they are on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

Fear of change. Fear of technology. Fear is an excellent tool when we have an under-funded education system that can actually teach people how the world really works. Keep taxes low, keep education sparse, reap the benefits through the politics of fear.
Hint: there's no thing as a linear political spectrum. You can't put hetereogeneous elements orderly in a row. Another hint: "national socialist".

Secondly, so basically you think they should stop listening to Fox to listen to......you, who know what's best for them. That's the definition of illustrated despotism. "All for the people but without the people".
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Wichita, KS
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Fox News and it's far-right propaganda does an excellent job of scaring millions of poor, uneducated people into voting against their own self-interests. Republicans also cleverly use morality to incite fundamentalist religious leaders to politicize from their pulpits (which is a violation of church and state).

Educated people make more money. Educated people vote Democrat. Educated people either are not extremely religious or are Jewish, Roman Catholic or liberal Protestants -- non evangelical.


I don't think that separation of church and state applies to everybody. I'm pretty sure it only applies to government officials, so to prevent the government from discriminating against people of a certain faith or belief. The phrase "separation of Church and State" is not even in the Constitution, but the idea that we know of as "separation of Church and State" has been formed by politicians through the years. The point is this: if a preacher wants to talk politics from the pulpit, he can. He is not prevented from preaching politics from the pulpit. I don't like to hear politics from the pulpit myself, but I can't sue a preacher for that.

I also find it interesting that somebody who has an advanced degree is automatically labeled a Democrat. They also apparently don't go to church. Is that true? I married into a family that is as right wing as they come, but they are all educated very well. All but one Supreme Court justice have law degrees from either Harvard or Yale (the one went to Northwestern - not to bad either). Almost every Senator or House member has some form of a college education. If every educated man or woman were Democrats, we wouldn't have this fight at the Federal and State level over which party has power.
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Old 09-26-2009, 12:51 PM
 
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I'm confused. I thought only super-rich plutocrats voted Republican and the Democrats were the party of the downtrodden. I imagined a Democrat would consider poverty a moral virtue instead of grinning smugly at their own wealth.
Things do seem to have shifted to a "New Coalition." I'm having trouble finding the source for it, but basically Democrats are a mix of wealthy whites with post-graduate degrees and poor racial minorities. Republican-rich is more people who went into business, particularly in the oil or gas industry, without having any degree higher than a Bachelor's.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Things do seem to have shifted to a "New Coalition." I'm having trouble finding the source for it, but basically Democrats are a mix of wealthy whites with post-graduate degrees and poor racial minorities. Republican-rich is more people who went into business, particularly in the oil or gas industry, without having any degree higher than a Bachelor's.
I do believe that a lot of people who have become successful think that they should now meddle in the lives of less fortunate (less motivated) people. Out of boredom maybe?
Another thing is that there is a huge sector of society that still thinks it's the 60's. This sector had their heyday at that time, they were young and beautiful then, now? not so much!
They still blame the Democrat war in VietNam on the Republicans. Pathetic!
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:33 AM
 
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Oh you noticed as well .
How do they rank, tax-wise?
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