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10 poorest states

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by billwald, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. billwald

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    Apparently the ranking is based on the average salary.

    That could be misleading.

    I would rather see a stat based on, say what % of pay does it take to buy groceries, or car expenses (gas, insurance, ect) or possibly compare some normal expenses - such as haircuts (NY city =$25 ? - Syracuse = $12 - big difference);
    cable TV costs, ect.

    Bottom line, sure Mississippi, may have a low income average, but the cost of living is so much less than a NY City or Los Angles.
     
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    What a bunch of garbage. Hey Billy, I'd rather have $40,000 in Montana than $100,000 in most of those "rich" states. Your's included.
     
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    I may live in one of those "poor" states, but my $120,000 house has 4 bedrooms and a nice yard. Or, I could live in a "rich" state and pay 3 or 4 times that amount for an equitible property. Oh and I could pay through the nose for property taxes while I was at it.

    Yeah, I think we'll just stay right here. :)
     
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    Do you always attack facts you don't like?
     
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    >I'd rather have $40,000 in Montana than $100,000 in most of those "rich" states.

    But the median wage in Idaho is 49K and the cost of living is about the same as Montana.

    I'd rather be on welfare in Washington than live on $40K in Mississippi.
     
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    I'd expect nothing less from a union guy like yourself. You got plenty of company in that state, as well.

    What's the sales tax in Washington ? Mine is zero. I always get to about Spokane, before I start missing the "poor" state I live in.
     
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    Washington consistently is in better shape that Oregon. Oregon has an income tax, no sales tax. Washington has a sales tax, no income tax. I don't have to pay a state tax on money i don't spend.
     
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    Hey, Jerry Brown Would Disagree With This List!

    California was not on the poorst state list. Wow! Governor Brown will be very upset for this most recent snub! :smilewinkgrin:
     
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