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Old 08-29-2009, 01:17 AM
 
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Based on results from last years election and statistics from the IRS, the wealthiest counties in the United States vote Democrat. I guess that kills the "welfare" argument.

New York, New York $120,790 DEMOCRAT
Loving, Texas $99,593
Pitkin, Colorado $93,465 DEMOCRAT
Marin, California $91,483 DEMOCRAT
Fairfield, Connecticut $81,576 DEMOCRAT
Westchester, New York $74,878 DEMOCRAT
San Mateo, California $71,753 DEMOCRAT
Morris, New Jersey $71,713 DEMOCRAT
San Francisco, California $71,342 DEMOCRAT
Somerset, New Jersey $70,949 DEMOCRAT
Alexandria City, Virginia $70,632 DEMOCRAT
Arlington, Virginia $68,270 DEMOCRAT
Fairfax, Virginia $67,909 DEMOCRAT
Montgomery, Maryland $67,525 DEMOCRAT
Bergen, New Jersey $67,125 DEMOCRAT
Hunterdon, New Jersey $66,449 DEMOCRAT
Sully, North Dakota $64,352
Blaine, Idaho $64,207
Collier, Florida $63,276
Nassau, New York $62,981 DEMOCRAT
District of Columbia $62,484 DEMOCRAT
Norfolk, Massachusetts $62,129 DEMOCRAT
Montgomery, Pennsylvania $62,086 DEMOCRAT
Martin, Florida $61,868
Sublette, Wyoming $61,411
Monroe, Florida $61,216 DEMOCRAT
Santa Clara, California $60,107 DEMOCRAT
Ozaukee, Wisconsin $60,059
Indian River, Florida $59,419

And last but not least, may I present you Red State Socialism:



Richest states: Blue. Poorest states: Red.
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:21 AM
 
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How strange that no one wants to respond to this thread...
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:32 AM
 
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People are moving away from East Coast and Rust Belt population centers. This makes the Southern and Western states more eligible for federal highway, education, and infrastructure dollars. Also, most military bases are in red states, making them larger recipients of federal dollars. The census is taking money and influence away from traditional blue states and transferring it to where people are moving; the low tax-low regulation, business friendly climate of the South and West.

Counties are too large/broad to determine political affiliation. ZIP CODES are more specific when determining income and political affiliation. As we well know, poor people vote for Democrats lock step, while most rich people and all business owners vote for Republicans... Oh yea most rich academics are in love with Democrats...

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Old 08-29-2009, 02:41 AM
 
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Based on results from last years election and statistics from the IRS, the wealthiest counties in the United States vote Democrat. I guess that kills the "welfare" argument.

New York, New York $120,790 DEMOCRAT
Loving, Texas $99,593
Pitkin, Colorado $93,465 DEMOCRAT
Marin, California $91,483 DEMOCRAT
Fairfield, Connecticut $81,576 DEMOCRAT
Westchester, New York $74,878 DEMOCRAT
San Mateo, California $71,753 DEMOCRAT
Morris, New Jersey $71,713 DEMOCRAT
San Francisco, California $71,342 DEMOCRAT
Somerset, New Jersey $70,949 DEMOCRAT
Alexandria City, Virginia $70,632 DEMOCRAT
Arlington, Virginia $68,270 DEMOCRAT
Fairfax, Virginia $67,909 DEMOCRAT
Montgomery, Maryland $67,525 DEMOCRAT
Bergen, New Jersey $67,125 DEMOCRAT
Hunterdon, New Jersey $66,449 DEMOCRAT
Sully, North Dakota $64,352
Blaine, Idaho $64,207
Collier, Florida $63,276
Nassau, New York $62,981 DEMOCRAT
District of Columbia $62,484 DEMOCRAT
Norfolk, Massachusetts $62,129 DEMOCRAT
Montgomery, Pennsylvania $62,086 DEMOCRAT
Martin, Florida $61,868
Sublette, Wyoming $61,411
Monroe, Florida $61,216 DEMOCRAT
Santa Clara, California $60,107 DEMOCRAT
Ozaukee, Wisconsin $60,059
Indian River, Florida $59,419

And last but not least, may I present you Red State Socialism:



Richest states: Blue. Poorest states: Red.





Source?
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:42 AM
 
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well it is well known that the wealthiest people in the nation are usually Liberals. Oh and since we voted for Obama can you turn Florida blue?
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:45 AM
 
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well it is well known that the wealthiest people in the nation are usually Liberals. Oh and since we voted for Obama can you turn Florida blue?
Put down the joint man...

Rich people don't like feeding the mouth of the welfare state!
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:45 AM
 
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Nice thread
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Old 08-29-2009, 04:44 AM
 
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As we well know, poor people vote for Democrats lock step, while most rich people and all business owners vote for Republicans... Oh yea most rich academics are in love with Democrats...
Obama won the segment of the population that makes over $200,000/year. It's unlikely that many of them are "rich academics".

Local Exit Polls - Election Center 2008 - Elections & Politics from CNN.com

The voting patterns aren't as simplistic as you think they are.
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Old 08-29-2009, 05:29 AM
 
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And last but not least, may I present you Red State Socialism:

Richest states: Blue. Poorest states: Red.

Why on earth would they name it "socialism"? What an odd term to use, when socialist countries are doing better financially than this one and are already getting out of the recession. Germany and France is now completely out of the recession. What redneck gave this term to this comparisment chart?

And its certainly no surprise that democrats have greater wealth; look at some of the dumb responses from Bushoholics on this forum. You'd wonder if they even finished high school....
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:31 AM
 
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Based on results from last years election and statistics from the IRS, the wealthiest counties in the United States vote Democrat. I guess that kills the "welfare" argument.

Richest states: Blue. Poorest states: Red.
Why don't you just post a rebuttal on the 'Poorist Cities are Democratic' thread instead of starting a 'Wealthiest Counties are Democratic' thread? It might be more effective don't you think?

But as long as you brought it up, why would the poorest 'cities' and the wealthiest 'counties' both be democratic? The answer is simple. Obviously political affiliation is not what's at play here. I would suggest that the wealth gap between democratic cities and democratic counties has more to do with the demographics of each.

Would you care to post the demographics of the cities and counties mentioned in each of these threads? The cities that went down hill did not do so because they were run by democrats. They didn't even go down hill because of the quality of their leaders although I think an argument could be made for this being a contributing factor. They went down hill because of the quality of their citizens.

- Reel
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