We know that many blue states have watched as thousands of residents fled. An untold number of Americans are leaving Democrat-controlled states for greener pastures.
But that’s just the start of these socialist states’ problems. A new census has come out, which analyzed the income inequality of several states.
And it looks like blue states are failing at their own measuring stick.
From Daily Wire:
The more liberal a state is, the more likely it is to be home to income inequality, according to a Daily Wire analysis of newly-released Census data…
New York, Connecticut, and California had the biggest gulf between rich and poor, according to a Census Bureau yardstick called the Gini Index that measures how far an area is from “perfect equality (where everyone receives an equal share).” Utah, Indiana, and South Dakota had the least inequality.
According to a new census released by the Census Bureau, the more liberal a state is, the more of a gap there is between the rich and poor.
New York, Connecticut, and California have the largest chasms between the upper class and the lower class. Not a big surprise, all these states are high-tax, Democrat-run states.
The states with the lowest gap are Utah, Indiana, and South Dakota. All majority-conservative states. South Dakota is currently led by Gov. Kristi Noem, a rising star of the GOP.
This is a powerful indictment against Democrats because a major aspect of their political platform is to tax the rich and “redistribute” that wealth to the poor.
All to ensure that there is “equity” between rich and powerful–meaning, a smaller gap.
Yet, despite this socialist agenda, the poor are far and away worse off in these blue states, than the rich.
There are plenty of reasons for that. Rich liberals in blue states enjoy a number of loopholes that reduce their tax burden.
These loopholes don’t apply to the middle and working classes, so they end up paying more taxes relative to their income.
And we’ve known for decades that states that give out large amounts of welfare have the most poor. Government handouts do not end poverty, they actually increase it.
Meanwhile, red states have lower taxes (in some places no income tax) and require welfare recipients to go out and find work.
The gap is so small because conservatives don’t believe in government handouts. Instead, they trust Americans to embrace their liberties and make a living for themselves and their families.
And what do ya know? That philosophy is working!
Not that Democrats are paying attention.
- A new census reveals the gap between rich and poor is largest in blue states.
- The gap is smallest in red states like Utah, Indiana, and South Dakota.
- Blue states have higher taxes, more welfare, and much more poverty.
Source: Daily Wire