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Thu May 16, 2019, 09:51 AM

Report shows states that voted for Trump are worst to live in, using 70 different metrics





Report shows states that voted for Trump are worst to live in, using 70 different metrics

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/5/15/1857923/-Report-says-states-that-voted-for-Trump-are-worst-to-live-in-LGBT-friendly-ones-the-best#comment_73885196

Wednesday May 15, 2019 · 5:35 PM CDT


Ever sit back and wonder about how your quality of life compares to what you could experience somewhere else in the U.S.? A new report released by U.S. News and World Report has plenty of data that might help you figure that out.

Their report ranks 50 states using 70 different metrics. Their goal is to show which states are “best,” and the focus is on big-issue stuff like education, infrastructure, health care, and public safety, to name a few. After all, many things come down to personal taste; someone’s “best” life might be someone else’s nightmare. And that’s okay!

One thing that’s really interesting, however, is the finding that many of the “worst” states went for Donald Trump in 2016. On the flip side, many of the states at the top went blue. Coincidence? Hmm.

And to be clear: This ranking isn’t discussing the people. It’s not intended to be a judgment on whether people in the state are the “best” or “worst,” but rather the quality of life you can have based on the study’s parameters.

Let’s start with some of the good. As highlighted over at LGBTQNation, states that are particularly solid for LGBTQ protections are among the top “best” places to live. In their analysis, they used the HRC Annual State Equal Index Ratings for reference, but you can use whatever comparison you’d like. Because, for example, a state that ranks high for second-parent adoption rights but is weak on trans employment protections might strongly impact whether it’s actually “best” for you.

Overall, the top 10 is filled with states that voted for Hillary in Clinton in the 2016 election. Among them are Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Washington, and Minnesota. It’s not 100% blue, though, as Utah is among the top five.

On the other hand, strong Trump states at the bottom of the list include Oklahoma, Alaska, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. .......................





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Reply Report shows states that voted for Trump are worst to live in, using 70 different metrics (Original post)
riversedge May 16 OP
NightWatcher May 16 #1
shanny May 16 #2
nolabear May 16 #3
shanny May 16 #4
machoneman May 16 #5
nolabear May 16 #8
Aristus May 16 #6
Skittles May 16 #7

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:00 AM

1. The #1 metric... you're surrounded by magats. That makes a state shitty on its own

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:11 AM

2. So, which came first?

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Response to shanny (Reply #2)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:38 AM

3. That's my question. I think it's interlaced.

People are genuinely miserable, impoverished and live in areas where ignorance (and I mean lack of info, not stupidity) is rampant. Cue every con in the book-churches, politicians, predatory businesses, and the biggest con of all, 45, promise people who are helpless a way out without sacrifice. All those cons work together to mine them for votes. They’re no more important than what they can provide, the means to power. But they get nothing and so remain miserable. And vulnerable.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #3)

Thu May 16, 2019, 10:57 AM

4. I think that is exactly right. Well put. nt

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Response to shanny (Reply #4)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:22 PM

5. Yes exacty the same as post WW1 germany...

Where the poor, unemployed and down trodden fell for Hitler and created straw-man hatred of Jew's, the intelligent class, minorities and others not like them

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Response to machoneman (Reply #5)

Thu May 16, 2019, 02:46 PM

8. And every bit as dangerous.

Just because there are reasons doesn’t make the danger any less real.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:26 PM

6. Shit. I only needed one metric: They voted for Trump!

They may as well put 'shithole' on their "Welcome To..." border signs...

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu May 16, 2019, 12:28 PM

7. WHY DOES HE KEEP MAKING THAT FISH FACE???????

WHY???????

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