The New York Times has put together a map that ranks where Americans fair the best and worst when it comes to health and wealth. You can probably guess where we’re going with this.
The Times got their results by looking at 6 data points for each county in the U.S.: education, median household income, unemployment rates, disability rates, life expectancy and obesity.
Just a glance at the map tells you that the South isn’t doing too well.
From the NYT:
The 10 lowest counties in the country, by this ranking, include a cluster of six in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky (Breathitt, Clay, Jackson, Lee, Leslie and Magoffin), along with four others in various parts of the rural South: Humphreys County, Miss.; East Carroll Parish, La.; Jefferson County, Ga.; and Lee County, Ark.
If you’re someone who lives in any of the states/counties mentioned above, would it make any rational sense to keep voting for the GOP politicians responsible for the horrific condition these areas are in?
If anything is a testament to the failure of GOP policy, the Red State South has been one huge social experiment that can’t be ignored.
Watch a summary of the NYT’s study by Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report: