10 Poorest States in the U.S.. Any surprise that they're all GOP strongholds!!!???

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    Sep 18, 2011 6:31 AM GMT
    Yet the people of these states vote Republican who in turn work against their better interests.

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    Sep 18, 2011 2:48 PM GMT
    I'd be willing to bet that along with being the poorest states, these are also the states with the most vibrant Christian Fundamentalist, TBagger Backing, Republicans. strong religious backing is usually followed or aligned with ignorance because these people have a mentality to "TRUST AND OBEY" without questioning.

    Not all christians by any stretch are ignorant, but the "TRUST AND OBEY" jesus mentality, leads to the followers being naturally uninclined to question and to be incurious about how things around them work, "BECAUSE THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO" is all the answers the most fundamental of them need.
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    Sep 18, 2011 2:50 PM GMT
    realifedad said I'd be willing to bet that along with being the poorest states, these are also the states with the most vibrant Christian Fundamentalist, TBagger Backing, Republicans. strong religious backing is usually followed or aligned with ignorance because these people have a mentality to "TRUST AND OBEY" without questioning.

    Not all christians by any stretch are ignorant, but the "TRUST AND OBEY" jesus mentality, leads to the followers being naturally uninclined to question and to be incurious about how things around them work, "BECAUSE THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO" is all the answers the most fundamental of them need.
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    Sep 18, 2011 11:26 PM GMT
    No,not surprised at all.
    My own county,Lincolnshire,is the second poorest in England( fourty three of them!) and all of its constituencies (seven) at the last general election returned conservative M.P.s.The same is true of many other rural counties in England.Scotland,Northern Ireland,and Wales,although very poor in places,are different in their politics.
    It`s a myth to think the poorer members of society always,or even mostly, vote Labour (or in their own interests.)
    I think there`s also the issue of them having a well developed sense of class consciousness which leads them to a similar position of not questioning the staus quo or the higher class/status/elites of society.They know their place in the hierarchy and it works for them.
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    Sep 19, 2011 12:40 AM GMT
    1. Mississippi
    2. Arkansas
    3. Tennessee
    4. West Virginia
    5. Louisiana
    6. Montana
    7. South Carolina
    8. Kentucky
    9. Alabama
    10. North Carolina

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/these-are-the-ten-poorest-states-in-the-union/


    For the most part, this list has probably pretty much been the same for a large part of our history.
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    The ignorant will believe the flag waving, cross bearing hypocrites who keep them enslaved in poverty. Lincoln would be aghast at those who call themselves Republicans today.
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    Sep 19, 2011 2:52 AM GMT
    Most of the states are in the south where people believe you aren't a true American if you are not Republican, white, and Christian.
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    Sep 19, 2011 3:14 AM GMT
    Then it may surprise you to learn that the minorities Democrats rely heavily on for votes-blacks, Mexicans, etc. heavily populate these states. And it is these minorities who are the poorest and remain the poorest.

    It also did not surprise me to learn that none of you deigned to offer any original comments other than general stereotypes.
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    Sep 19, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    commoncoll saidThen it may surprise you to learn that the minorities Democrats rely heavily on for votes-blacks, Mexicans, etc. heavily populate these states. And it is these minorities who are the poorest and remain the poorest.

    It also did not surprise me to learn that none of you deigned to offer any original comments other than general stereotypes.





    If the shoe fits, wear it !! Ignorance and blind adherence to religion go hand in hand and always have. take a lesson from the dark ages and the Roman Cantholic church keeping the public as ignorant as possilbe for hundreds of years and doing so kept that money coming for indulgences and a cooler place in pergatory. LOL still works today making it the about the richest church on earth. Like I say, if the shoe fits wear it.
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    Sep 19, 2011 3:30 AM GMT
    These numbers are solely by income not standard of living. I think the list changes once you look at standard of living compared to income level which has a standard across the whole country. $22,314 in Louisiana does not equal $22,314 in New Jersey. How about making a list of top 10 states that are in financial difficulties?

    It is also true that minority populations which tend to be lower income class are largely in the South.

    One state in that list, Montana, has a lower poverty level metrics than many states, yet the median income level is low so it was placed there.
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    Sep 19, 2011 3:31 AM GMT
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    commoncoll saidThen it may surprise you to learn that the minorities Democrats rely heavily on for votes-blacks, Mexicans, etc. heavily populate these states. And it is these minorities who are the poorest and remain the poorest.

    It also did not surprise me to learn that none of you deigned to offer any original comments other than general stereotypes.

    If the fits, wear it !! Ignorance and blind adherence to religion go hand in hand and always have. take a lesson from the dark ages and the Roman Cantholic church keeping the public as ignorant as possilbe for hundreds of years and doing so kept that money coming for indulgences and a cooler place in pergatory. LOL still works today making it the about the richest church on earth. Like I say, if the fits wear it.

    Well, blacks and Hispanics who vote Democratic are more religious than whites who vote Republican.

    Your logic presents a very limited point of view. There were many other social phenomena were going on in Dark Ages that allowed the Church this influence. Education for one is not limited to only the elite being the biggest change now from then.

    If I were to present my viewpoint as you present your view point it would be like this: you say the rich take the money from the poor and keep them poor and ignorant. Since the Democratic states are richer, they must take money from the poor to keep them poor?
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    Sep 19, 2011 6:30 AM GMT
    commoncoll saidThen it may surprise you to learn that the minorities Democrats rely heavily on for votes-blacks, Mexicans, etc. heavily populate these states. And it is these minorities who are the poorest and remain the poorest.

    It also did not surprise me to learn that none of you deigned to offer any original comments other than general stereotypes.


    When you have poor Caucasians voting GOP then one doesn't have to stretch their mind to figure that minorities (blacks, etc, ...) will be worse off in these states.
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    Sep 19, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    carminea saidThese numbers are solely by income not standard of living. I think the list changes once you look at standard of living compared to income level which has a standard across the whole country. $22,314 in Louisiana does not equal $22,314 in New Jersey. How about making a list of top 10 states that are in financial difficulties?

    It is also true that minority populations which tend to be lower income class are largely in the South.

    One state in that list, Montana, has a lower poverty level metrics than many states, yet the median income level is low so it was placed there.


    Besides rent and taxes being marginally lower in these states, all other items(cars, clothing) and expenses(food, utilities, etc, ...) equal out or are higher. Hell - utilites down here are triple what I paid in New York.


    Got a buddy who is earnestly trying to relocate from the south once he realized that he could more than double his salary by moving out of a right-to-work GOP state.
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    Sep 19, 2011 12:59 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidNo,not surprised at all.
    My own county,Lincolnshire,is the second poorest in England( fourty three of them!) and all of its constituencies (seven) at the last general election returned conservative M.P.s.The same is true of many other rural counties in England.Scotland,Northern Ireland,and Wales,although very poor in places,are different in their politics.
    It`s a myth to think the poorer members of society always,or even mostly, vote Labour (or in their own interests.)
    I think there`s also the issue of them having a well developed sense of class consciousness which leads them to a similar position of not questioning the staus quo or the higher class/status/elites of society.They know their place in the hierarchy and it works for them.


    It is the same here in PEI.

    And I completely agree with that sense of class consciousness and acceptance of the hierarchy a the unquestioned and unquestionable "natural order."

    God made Rulers and the ruled - and they know which they are. That gets impressed upon us as young Catholics too.



    It is thus no surprise that our most active and vocal constituency for Social Democrats is university students who have all ceased attending regularly with their families.