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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

 
 
Old 10-01-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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Oh you noticed as well .
How do they rank, tax-wise?
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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How do they rank, tax-wise?
TAX BURDEN BY STATE
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:53 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, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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The Plains States are conservative, but not as conservative as the South. Didn't Iowa legalize gay marriage recently?

I think part of the reason is this: the ethnic makeup of the Great Plains is strongly Germanic or Scandinavian. The Northern European nations are known for their high standard of living and yes, socialized healthcare.

Socialism is not genetic. LOL!

They are also known for extremely low obesity rates, extremely high literacy, extremely low affiliation with organized religion, extremely high levels of atheism.

Scandinavia is very pro-feminist/equality of the sexes. Very tolerant of homosexual relationships and marriage.

In many ways, Scandinavian countries have evolved into a higher form of human relationships -- far ahead of the U.S. despite our incredible potential. The only non-Scandinavian country similar is Japan.
That's your opinion and you are entitled to it. However Japan is one of the most xenophobic nations on the planet. Have you ever heard the term Gaijin

Europe as a whole is socialist because two world wars have scared the crap out of them. They believe nationalism caused the wars.
They also believe that conservatism is tied to nationalism and to a certain extent it is. There is nothing wrong with being proud of one's nation. But some nations in Europe took it to a whole other level.

What a lot of people neglect to remember is the fact that what happened to the Jews in Europe at that time was unmistakably socialist in nature. Germany was in tough shape for the 20 years subsequent to WW1. To the Nazis, the Jews seemed to not be affected by the terrible economy. What's the solution? Blame the rich guys for their own failures and destroy them. This is the essence of socialism. It is happening here now.
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Every state has it's poor areas. I don't think anyone is saying that the most or the majority of people that live in these states are wealthy. The people that live in these states have a higher proportion of wealthy residents than poorer states. Here's a ranking of the states with the percentage of people below the poverty level (2007, since '08 data hasn't yet been released) which should give a clearer view:

Percent of People Below Poverty Level in the Past 12 Months

1. Mississippi--20.6%
2. Louisiana--18.6%
3. New Mexico--18.1%
4. Arkansas--17.9%
5. Kentucky--17.3%
6. (tie) Alabama--16.9%
6. (tie) West Virginia--16.9%
8. District of Columbia--16.4%
9. Texas--16.3%
10. (tie) Oklahoma--15.9%
10. (tie) Tennessee--15.9%
...
40. Vermont--10.1%
41. (tie) Massachusetts--9.9%
41. (tie) Virginia--9.9%
43. Utah--9.7%
44. Minnesota--9.5%
45. Alaska--8.9%
46. Wyoming--8.7%
47. New Jersey--8.6%
48. Maryland--8.3%
49. Hawaii--8.0%
50. Connecticut--7.9%
51. New Hampshire--7.1%

So as you can see only 7.9% of Connecticut's residents areimpoverished (as determined by the CB), the second lowest rate in the country.

United States and States - R1701. Percent of People Below Poverty Level
The elephant in the room is that the states that do the best in all these rankings are also the whitest states.

Not tying to start an argument on race but some of you people seem to overlook the obvious when it suits your purposes.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:29 AM
 
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The elephant in the room is that the states that do the best in all these rankings are also the whitest states.

Not tying to start an argument on race but some of you people seem to overlook the obvious when it suits your purposes.
..there are some people who just like to be provocative, for no apparent reason.

I'd say you fall into this category..
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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..there are some people who just like to be provocative, for no apparent reason.

I'd say you fall into this category..
Elephants in rooms are provocative.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:11 PM
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Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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The elephant in the room is that the states that do the best in all these rankings are also the whitest states.

Not tying to start an argument on race but some of you people seem to overlook the obvious when it suits your purposes.
Apparently you have never been to eastern Kentucky.
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Old 10-20-2009, 12:10 PM
 
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 10-20-2009, 12:29 PM
 
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How do they rank, tax-wise?
Good question. I'm guessing most are high tax. And that blows away the proposition that high tax rates drive away the middle class and wealthy.
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