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Old 10-19-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Near Manito
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I guess it's nice to freeze time and live it like nothing's changed.
Wait a minute. That sounds like (gasp) evil conservatism.....!!!!


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Old 10-19-2011, 05:24 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Well that's 2007..right before the blowout.
If you fast forward 4.5 YEARS you'll see that there's not much wealth left in those blue states and a flock of new people living in those red states.

I guess it's nice to freeze time and live it like nothing's changed.

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Old 10-19-2011, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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From The-Richest-(and-Poorest)-Places-in-the-U.S.: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com/real-estate/article/103432/The-Richest-(and-Poorest)-Places-in-the-U.S.?mod=oneclick - broken link)


It seems there is a strong trend between political leaning and the wealth of a state.

Any ideas why blue states tend to be wealthier?
Alaska is not a blue state, but it is in the top ten wealthiest.

Try again.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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I don't give that line any crediblity. This is put in so right wingers won't get their panties in a wad.

It's just the media/scientists trying to be politically correct.

What do you expect them to say even if the evidence is overwelming? ...that this CAN be used to stereotype?.....LOL
It's just a fact of life that over the years I've grown used to seeing shaved apes with no education or training try to grab studies like this and twist them for political gain.

The other shaved apes hoot and holler while the rest of us roll our eyes in disgust, chuckle at the spectacle and go on about our business.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Blue states usually have a better educated workforce and better infrastructure. Those two aspects make for a better economy.

Better economy?

By what standard?

More income to pay higher prices and more taxes isn't a better economy.

A $100K house in NJ is very different from the sort of house $100K buys in TX.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Better economy?

By what standard?

More income to pay higher prices and more taxes isn't a better economy.

A $100K house in NJ is very different from the sort of house $100K buys in TX.
The flaw in this survey is that it uses the median income, because incomes are determined by the cost of living. The cost of living in the southern States is considerable less than the northern States because they have better access to raw resources. Therefore, incomes in southern States are proportionally lower than those in the northern States.

For example, if someone who lives in Anchorage, Alaska, earns $50,000 and they moved to Dallas, Texas, they would only need to earn $43,690 to have the same standard of living they were use to in Anchorage.

When the median incomes in the survey are corrected for the cost of living, you will see a completely different list of States in the top and bottom ten.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:51 AM
 
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Blue states usually have a better educated workforce and better infrastructure. Those two aspects make for a better economy.
This.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:34 AM
 
Location: On the "Left Coast", somewhere in "the Land of Fruits & Nuts"
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Blue states usually have a better educated workforce and better infrastructure. Those two aspects make for a better economy.
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This.
Yup, and they manage to do it while also supporting all those moocher red states.

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Alaska is not a blue state, but it is in the top ten wealthiest.

Try again.
If it's so wealthy, then how come Alaska receives $1.82 for every federal tax dollar it pays in (although admittedly not as bad as Mississippi, that receives $1.84 for every buck paid in)?
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:50 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Better economy?

By what standard?

More income to pay higher prices and more taxes isn't a better economy.

A $100K house in NJ is very different from the sort of house $100K buys in TX.
Exactly.
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Originally Posted by Winter_Sucks
Blue states usually have a better educated workforce and better infrastructure. Those two aspects make for a better economy.
Yup, and they manage to do it while also supporting all those moocher red states.



If it's so wealthy, then how come Alaska receives $1.82 for every federal tax dollar it pays in (although admittedly not as bad as Mississippi, that receives $1.84 for every buck paid in)?
Alaska is the only State in the Union still in the black. As far as federal spending is concerned, it may have something to do with the 16 federal military bases located in Alaska. Or perhaps the 144 million acres the federal government owns. Federal dollars go to federal programs, not the State or the people of that State. Get a clue.
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