States

What happened in Flint was not a natural disaster. Nor a case of governmental incompetence. What happened there was directly attributable to the prodding of the Mackinac Center, one of the first Koch-funded – and in this case, Koch staffed – state-level “think and do” tanks that now exist in all fifty states and are affiliated with the State Policy Network (SPN), also Koch concocted, to coordinate efforts to prevent state government from responding to the demands of the “takers” from Democracy in Chains, The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan For America: Nancy MacLean (2017)

Virtually every state government, according to a recent study by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity, kowtows to business and the wealthy, under represents citizens of lesser means, lacks transparency, and does a poor job of enforcing ethics laws, The promotion of states’ rights is not an atavistic racial reflex for the insiders, that is to say, but a cold-eyed way to secure minority rule." from Democracy in Chains, The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan For America: Nancy MacLean (2017)

Geography of Upward Mobility

An Ominous Prediction Of The Impact Of Climate Change On The Southern States.(6/29/2016)

Data Shows You Are More Likely To Be Shot In A Republican State (2/23/2017)

States That Have Stand Your Ground Laws

17,000 people will die because Republican states refused Medicaid expansion

North Carolina GOP’s Power Grab Represents the End of Democracy (12/15/2016)

It’s a Fact: Republican Run Red States Have America’s Highest Poverty Rates

Who Turned My Blue State Red ? (11/22/2015)

How does your state rank for integrity? (11/2015)

Oklahoma Earthquakes Are a National Security Threat (10/23/2015)


The cold war was largely about religion, so is the partisan dysfunction in the U.S., and also the differences between red and blue States.

Blue States are better educated. more prosperous and more liberal because they accept that science is the best way to determine fact. Red States, not so much...they are Republican.

If you haven’t been turned off by the bloviating Donald Trump, then look further at what voting Republican buys you:

The nine poorest (lowest median household income) states are Republican.

The 12 states with the worst health care systems are Republican.

Nine of the 10 states with the highest divorce rates are Republican.

Nine of the 10 states with the highest teen age pregnancy rates are Republican.

Nine of the 10 states with the fewest college graduates are Republican.

Who increases the national debt? Ronald Reagan, 189 percent ; George H. W. Bush, 55 percent; George W. Bush, 86 percent -- all Republican. Conversely the debt increased under Presidents Clinton and Obama, both Democrats, by 37 percent and 35 percent, respectively.

President Obama lowered Bush W’s yearly deficit from $1.4 trillion to $400 billion.

Republican States are number one in death penalties.

Maybe you would like a couple of more unfunded wars, another tax reduction for the rich, and a new recession? If  so, then vote Republican! Keep in mind their agenda.

Richard Metayer (Letter to the New London Day 12/16/2015)

Each of the links below show a map with attributes. View them all to see if Republican policy is beneficial. You'll see the pattern.

States With Most Uninsured

States Most Corrupt

States with highest Gun Death Rates

Education Attainment by State

States with highest rates of poverty

America's Poorest Towns (11/2015)

States With the Highest Rate of Obesity

States with the Best Economy

Red States = Teen Moms

Map of Access to Abortion By State

States That Refused Medicaid Expansion

State Health System Ranking

Low income Healthcare Scorecard

States that vote Republican

Church Attendance by State

The 7 Biggest Deadbeat States Who Mooch Off Taxpayers All Vote Republican

GOP Governors State Tax Proposals Hit Poor Harder (5/6/2015)

9 Of The 10 Least Educated States Voted Republican (11/17/2015)

It’s a Fact: Republican Run Red States Have America’s Highest Poverty Rates (3/18/2014)

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When you look at these maps it is clear that the least educated States with most poverty are also most religious, have poor services, and experience the worst social problems.

They are the Republican States.

Links

ALEC

Red-Blue State Comparison

How Corrupt Is Your State ?

Who Pays

Health System Scorecard

Indiana Schools (Mike Pence) (12/22/2016)

Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

97% of the 100 poorest counties are in Red State America

SIX: State Innovation Exchange

Which States Have State Budget Deficits or Shortfalls? That Question is Harder to Answer than You’d Think (2/23/2016)

Hawaii

Bibliography

What's the Matter with Kansas: Thomas Frank

Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street: John Nichols

Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond: Marc Lamont Hill

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