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Sandpiper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 05:57 PM
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Blue States vs. Red States per capita income
Average per capita income:

Blue States - $33,968

Red States - $28,686


Top Ten States, per capita income:

1. Connecticut - $43,173 - Blue
2. New Jersey - $40,427 - Blue
3. Massachusetts - $39,815 - Blue
4. Maryland - $37,331 - Blue
5. New York - $36,574 - Blue
6. New Hampshire - $34,702 - Red
7. Minnesota - $34,443 - Blue
8. Colorado - $34,283 - Red
9. California - $33,749 - Blue
10. Illinois - $33,690 - Blue

Bottom Ten States, per capita income:

41. Kentucky - $26,252 - Red
42. South Carolina - $26,132 - Red
43. Louisiana - $26,100 - Red
44. Montana - $25,920 - Red
45. Idaho - $25,911 - Red
46. New Mexico - $25,541 - Blue
47. Utah - $24,977 - Red
48. West Virginia - $24,379 - Red
49. Arkansas - $24,289 - Red
50. Mississippi - $23,448 - Red

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0104652.html

These are the cold, hard, facts my friends. The average blue state resident makes on average $5000 more per year than his/her red state counterpart.

Throw in the fact that 8 of the top ten states for income are blue states (9 if you include the District of Columbia), and 9 of the bottom ten are red states, and it leads to one conclusion:

A vote for Republicans is a vote against prosperity.
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tedoll78 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 05:58 PM
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1. Now..
does anyone have the link to the average IQ statistics when correlated with Red/Blue?
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billbuckhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 06:24 PM
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2. I've seen that correlation of IQ, income and Red or Blue by state
on this board, I hope someone has that and can repost.
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cidliz2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 06:47 PM
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5. Ask and ye shall receive - The complete list from the 2000 vote
States Avg IQ Avg Income Vote in 2000


Here's the average IQ by state according to the Ravens APM:

AVG IQ AVG Income '00 Electoral
(1) Connecticut..................113 $26,979 Gore
(2) Massachusetts................111 $24,059 Gore
(3) New Jersey...................111 $26,457 Gore
(4) New York.....................109 $23,534 Gore
(5) Rhode Island.................107 $20,299 Gore
(6) Hawaii.......................106 $21,218 Gore
(7) Maryland.....................105 $22,974 Gore
(8) New Hampshire................105 $22,934 Bush
(9) Illinois.....................104 $21,608 Gore
(10) Delaware....................103 $21,451 Gore
(11) Minnesota...................102 $20,049 Gore
(12) Vermont.....................102 $18,834 Gore
(13) Washington..................102 $20,398 Gore
(14) California..................101 $21,278 Gore
(15) Pennsylvania................101 $20,253 Gore
(16) Maine.......................100 $18,226 Gore
(17) Virginia....................100 $20,629 Bush
(18) Wisconsin...................100 $18,727 Gore
(19) Colorado.....................99 $20,124 Bush
(20) Iowa.........................99 $18,287 Gore
(21) Michigan.....................99 $19,508 Gore
(22) Nevada.......................99 $20,266 Bush
(23) Ohio.........................99 $18,624 Bush
(24) Oregon.......................99 $18,202 Gore
(25) Alaska.......................98 $21,603 Bush
(26) Florida......................98 $19,397 Bush
(27) Missouri.....................98 $18,835 Bush
(28) Kansas.......................96 $19,376 Bush
(29) Nebraska.....................95 $19,084 Bush
(30) Arizona......................94 $17,119 Bush
(31) Indiana......................94 $18,043 Bush
(32) Tennessee....................94 $17,341 Bush
(33) North Carolina...............93 $17,667 Bush
(34) West Virginia................93 $15,065 Bush
(35) Arkansas.....................92 $15,439 Bush
(36) Georgia......................92 $18,130 Bush
(37) Kentucky.....................92 $16,534 Bush
(38) New Mexico...................92 $15,353 Gore
(39) North Dakota.................92 $16,854 Bush
(40) Texas........................92 $17,892 Bush
(41) Alabama......................90 $16,220 Bush
(42) Louisiana....................90 $15,712 Bush
(43) Montana......................90 $16,062 Bush
(44) Oklahoma.....................90 $16,198 Bush
(45) South Dakota.................90 $16,558 Bush
(46) South Carolina...............89 $15,989 Bush
(47) Wyoming......................89 $17,423 Bush
(48) Idaho........................87 $16,067 Bush
(49) Utah.........................87 $15,325 Bush
(50) Mississippi..................85 $14,088 Bush


Commentary is welcome, send to gcharter@student.umass.edu ]

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fairfaxvadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 06:29 PM
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3. and don't forget the correlation between blue states and Fed $
One of the tax foundations released a report last year basically outlining what states gave in $$ to the Feds and how much they got back in Fed funding. Generally, the states that gave the most were Blue states and they also got the least. States that gave the least were, generally, red states and got more than what they gave. I have the name of that tax foundation somewhere, I'll try to dig it up.

It was not exactly one for one, but there was a definite trend, very similar to what your income stats say.

It is not too far of a stretch to say that Red states tend to be the biggest Welfare states, sucking at the teat of the Fed largesse, and yet all we hear from them is "less big government", "states rights", blah, blah, blah. They wouldn't survive 6 months without the contribution of the Blue states. They need to STFU.
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snippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 07:09 PM
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6. Here is one such report.
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FlyByNight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-04 06:31 PM
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4. And, if I remember correctly,...
the Red States get more federal dollars than they pay in while the Blue States pay more out than they get back. Something like that.

So much for rugged individualism. It's amazing that the Red States keep voting against their class interests.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-20-04 04:26 AM
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7. kick
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