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Seattle is no. 4, but Microsoft / Amazon are the biggest factors for bumping up the average salary and they are not even cited in the article. Crap !
10 POOREST STATES,
#1 Mississippi, Right to work state, Solid Republican State
#2 Arkansas, Right to work state, Solid Republican State
#3 Tennessee, Right to work state, Solid Republican State
#4 West Virginia, Mostly Republican State, strong coal miners Union, but anti smog regulation
#5 Louisiana, Right to work state, Solid Republican State
#6 Montana, Solid Republican State
#7 S. Carolina, right to work state, Solid Republican State
#8 Kentucky, Mostly Republican State
#9 Alabama, right to work state, Solid Republican State
#10 N. Carolina, right to work state, Mostly Republican State
Employees at all levels make about 10% less in right to work states, Nobody forces you to take a Union Job, it's your free choice if you want to work for less or join a Union and have a higher standard of living. Unions make up only 7% of the work force, maybe our problem is that the 93% of non-union workers don't get paid enough to grow the economy any more ? It's a fact Republican policies = Higher Poverty Rates, Lower Wages and the Debasement of the American Middleclass Dream.
Literally most of this starts when low skills people demand to know why they don't make much money and can't afford the things people with good skills can ............. and then some politico tells them that he will give those things to them for their vote!
Wasn't it not too long ago that Baltimore and Maryland in general was considered one of the richest states? Where do these "editors" get their facts? Oh wait, Wall Street whose motto is "Rich one day, crying broke the next" typical.
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