How come the most conservative states are the poorest?

Posted by: ChosenWolff

  • Because fiscal conservatism is an outdated method in a progressing world

  • Fiscal conservatism works. There are other factors at play (Not buying it)

79% 15 votes
21% 4 votes
  • Look no farther than Mississippi and Tennessee.

  • they are also the states with the highest welfare consumption.

  • Kind of funny how TN and Mississippi both have no state minimum wage and how southern states are more "poverty prone" than northern states. Miss. has a 23.2% poverty rate and TN has 16.7% but the lowest two are NH with 7.9% and CT with 8.6%. National average is 12.6%, WAY below Miss and TN. Keep on waiting for that trickle down, you'll end up starving to death or dying from lack of health.

  • "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -- Einstein. This is how any learned person should feel about "fiscal conservatism."

  • Fiscal Conservatism isn't the issue. It's the people representing it and their unwillingness to work with folks across the aisle that make it 'appear' as outdated. But don't be fooled, or jaded by the word 'conservative' because of the stigma. Fiscal conservatism has its place and when administered properly helps maintain balance, against frivolous government spending. I AM NOT REPUBLICAN nor DEMOCRAT. I don't believe in cookie cutter politics, I believe in being open minded.

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ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T09:23:08.2453960-05:00
Lol, just noticed the picture is about passports. Wrong map.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T10:57:04.8524852-05:00
Everyone's denouncing conservatism today.
The_Immortal_Emris says2014-07-01T11:03:19.6648657-05:00
It's a dying philosophy, thank goodness.
discomfiting says2014-07-01T11:03:34.2821594-05:00
Later is better than never.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T11:04:31.8865962-05:00
I believe in personal financial accountability to a point, but that's really as far as I'm willing to extend.
patrick967 says2014-07-01T11:04:36.5421585-05:00
If the whole country was atheist then there'd be so many more liberals. At least in my opinion.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T11:05:33.6313962-05:00
Not true. Majority of liberals are protestant. We just attract atheists like you attract racists.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T11:06:30.6493962-05:00
BTW, I'm pretty sure the Chezk Republic and Slovakia are both atheist states, and are still conservative.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T11:07:34.5229630-05:00
Sorry, I thought you were conservative -.-
SweetTea says2014-07-01T16:36:14.5781404-05:00
This poll isn't exactly correct. For example, among the 10 Poorest States is New Mexico. New Mexico IS a Blue State. Among the 10 Richest states, you'll find Alaska. Alaska is a Red state. And if you look at the fastest growing economies in the U.S., those 10 are predominantly in Red States. Http://parade.Condenast.Com/166996/viannguyen/what-are-the-10-richest-and-10-poorest-states-in-america/, http://www.Washingtonpost.Com/wp-srv/special/politics/election-map-2012/president/, http://www.Usatoday.Com/story/money/business/2014/02/01/america-growing-shrinking-economies/5089373/
ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T17:03:57.7128466-05:00
We are not referring to GDP but poverty and benefit consumption. The most conservative states consume the most welfare and have the highest poverty levels. This has nothing to do with GDP.
ChosenWolff says2014-07-01T17:36:54.5915892-05:00
Although 7 of the 10 highest GDP's are blue states.
SweetTea says2014-07-01T19:07:23.9023278-05:00
ChosenWolff ... I get what you are saying, hon. But gainful employment leads to individuals NOT being on assistance. Therefore, growth does influence whether a state is doing well or overflowing with poverty.

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