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The entire premise of this article is misleading. It conveniently leaves out the fact that the standard of living in these states is significantly lower than many of the states that didn't make this list. Who the heck cares if someone makes $35,000/yr if their mortgage is only $450.month. California, New York, New Jersey, and other so-called "blue states'" standards of living are through the roof- $500,000 for a 700 square foot home is ridiculous.
And before you stereotype me I'll save you the trouble: I am an African-American from San Antonio, Texas with a college degree. I'm a Christian and a Libertarian. I don't support republicans or democrats because they both support high taxes, regulation, endless unconstitutional wars as well as the nanny, police, and welfare states.
Obama is a FASCIST just like George Bush and all presidents before them, as evidenced by the $13 billion bribe to the Justice Department by J.P. Morgan and another +$800 million bribe en route from Bank of America to avoid legal action and further promote CRONY capitalism and corporate corruption. Republicans support Medicare and Social Security just as the democrats do, and of the 376 drone strikes, many of which killed and injured hundreds to thousands of innocent people, Obama launched 348 of them! Not to mention "kinetic conflict" in Libya, and the backing of Al-Qaeda rebels in Syria. Lets not forget that the president received the Nobel PEACE prize for this stellar performance. The democrats, supposedly defenders of civil liberties not only supported the creation of the DHS and the rapid expansion of the surveillance state under the Patriot Act, but they have taken Nazi-style propaganda, media crackdowns, war on free speech, and covert (anti 4th amendment) surveillance to a GLOBAL level. Democrats represent the epitome of naivity: they support the failed institution that is government blindly, with moral inconsistency and unwavering loyalty. Despite the mountain of evidence that government mismanages and inefficiently runs EVERYTHING that it touches, the statists (left) still believe mommy knows best- That govt. has a MORAL obligation to prevent fat people from drinking 20 ounce sodas. That by banning assault rifles the country will become a peaceful utopia in an instant, by using FORCE and COERCION to make completely healthy people who eat right and exercise regularly to pay for smokers' and fat people's health care is moral. Our infrastructure, postal system, food and water supply- even the day-to-day operation of government is nothing short of horrendous- and yet democrats want MORE government, MORE mediocrity. At least the snaggle-toothed, uneducated, guns and God clinging inbreds of the South (liberal sarcasm intended) would rather rot in their poverty-infested trailer parks than ask the government for a handout. Democrats support the thieving hands of government to take any and everything from me by FORCE: liberty, money, and freedom.
What is all this "red state, blue state crap! My God! We're not even a UNITED States anymore. ...all i hear is "my blue state is better than your red state, or "my red state is better than your blue state" it just seems so silly. might as well say: "my corrupt political party is better than your corrupt political party!"
No one in Mississippi lives in houses like that any more unless you live in Jackson, MS or in the Mississippi Delta. And it never stops to amaze me how news people always points to the Mississippi Delta (just below Memphis) and tells people from other states this how Mississippi is. Majority of the people in the state live in regular brick houses with running water and electricity. They even have real bathrooms. Some people live in nice mobile homes like everywhere else in this country, Most of these mobile homes sit on their owners property they own and not in a run down trailer park. We might be the poorest and the fattest, but we are the proudest. Welcome to Mississippi, the Hospitality State. Y'all come and sit a spell. You can drink real sweet ice tea any day of the year. Then if you stay for supper, we will just make a big pot of stew in which we would first have to strain the dishrag. (Just kidding on the last part of the sentence.) They do that in Alabama as I am told or was that over in North Carolina. So many Southern friends it is hard to keep up with who told me that. We still have the Good Samaritan Law here too.
However, I wish MSN would put the real Mississippi on a picture instead of some old tore out houses that is inhabitable for anyone, They probably didn't see those nice two story homes behind these houses either.
At least 7 out of 10 are Right-To-Work States!
Right-To-Work-For-Less is more like it!
What a crock. If you separated NYC from the rest of NY, I bet upstate NY would be on that list. The poverty caused by the leftist scum redistributing the wealth has destroyed everything above Westchester.
Where there were once small towns where people could make a living, you find empty buildings. The factories are empty shells and the houses are worthless. The farms are gone. That is what 50 years of socialism has done to my home.
Income is meaningless when it's not compared to cost of living.
I make twice what people in my home town make. But my mortgage is 4 times more than my sister who stayed there is paying.
that does not surprise me in the least, especially now with the salaries that either are frozen which mine has been 3 times already or they are simply getting lower no one ever really cares about the poor they never have believe me been there done that. Believe me someone always has something to say about it to me but when it comes to at least making an effort to make a positive change that wasn't in their agenda. They only care about not taking care of anyone!!! Don't get me wrong I was one who always wanted to work anyway but the opportunities were not there at all, and it would have been a benefit. A criminal got a better shake than what I got what does that tell you.
PHIL:YOU need to look at the polling numbers.The poor areas,by and large don`t vote.
They`ve given up on this country.The rich areas make sure they vote to keep their tax
breaks and corporate welfare.Don`t fall hook line, and sinker for Limbough`s lies.
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