We all know about the mass exodus happening in blue states. Thousands of Americans are fleeing Democrat-controlled parts of the country. They are sick and tired of rampant crime, high cost of living, and runaway taxes.
But that is only the start of the problems generated by Democrats. The Census Bureau released a report on income inequality in a number of states. That measures the gap between the rich and poor residents. Guess what they found?
It’s not something Democrats want you to know.
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. The Census Bureau’s detailed annual population study, the American Community Survey, was released September 15, and covered 2021.
Although liberals prioritize reducing the “gaps” between people — known more recently as promoting “equity” — a statistical regression shows that the more liberal a state is, the more likely it is to have inequality. [Source: Daily Wire]
This is pretty embarrassing for Democrats. The left prides itself on “equity” or pushing policies that tax the rich and “redistribute” that wealth to the poor. Except, according to this report, the gap between rich and poor is the widest in liberal states.
And the states with the smallest gap are Republican-led. Hmm… coincidence?
Even though they claim to be the champions of the poor, Democrat policies rarely help them. In most blue states, the richest get out of paying taxes thanks to loopholes and deductions. The tax burden falls on middle-class and working-class Americans.
Meanwhile, all that welfare Democrats had out only increase poverty. Decades of studies have shown us that the more welfare that is given out, the more poverty and crime spread.
In conservative states, taxes are lower and jobs are plentiful. Any welfare that is given out is done so, with the requirement that recipients look for work. These states prioritize policies that reduce poverty and get people working.
Is it any surprise that the gap between rich and poor is lower?
This data is damning to the left’s socialist agenda. But they are not going to listen to it. They will only say they need more welfare and more taxes because of the gap. They will refuse to admit it’s their fault–and continue to push the same toxic policies that spread misery and destruction.
Author: Jim Stone