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Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that's exactly why it makes us so sad to think about all the ways in which the region is struggling today.

First off, poverty rates are a lot higher in the South.

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Source: USDA

In fact, as many as one in four Southern kids lives in poverty, compared to the national average of one in five.

In the map above, red shading indicates a poverty rates between 17.9 and 22.8 percent. Orange indicates 15.9 to 17.8 percent; light orange, 12.2-15.8 percent; pale yellow, 9 to 12.1 percent. As you can see, there's a lot of high-poverty red in the South.

And minimum wages are much lower.

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Source: Department Of Labor

Virtually no Southern states, with the exception of Florida, have a minimum wage higher than the federal floor of $7.25 an hour. Many Southern states do have relatively low living costs. But they are not dramatically lower than costs of living in other states, such as Ohio and Missouri, that have set minimum wages at least slightly higher than the national limit. The Southern states are doing the absolute minimum for their poorest citizens by keeping the minimum wage at the lowest levels possible.

And people living in the South are a lot less likely to move up the economic ladder.

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Source: Equality Of Opportunity Project

If you want to achieve the American Dream, don't move to the South. That's because states in the South have extremely low levels of economic mobility. In the map above, pale yellow represents places with higher mobility, while red indicates low mobility.

Many living in poverty in the South are being denied access to affordable health care.

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Source: Urban Institute


States that didn't choose to expand Medicaid under Obamacare are highlighted in lighter gray.

...which is costing these states a ton of money.

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Source: The Huffington Post

This map shows how much money the 19 states that rejected Medicaid expansion will lose by 2022 as a result of doing so (assuming all other states participate).

This is particularly troubling because the South has several health crises on its hands. Like obesity.

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Source: CDC

Obesity rates are too high across the U.S. But they're particularly high in the South.

Southern states also have a higher percentage of cigarette smokers.

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Source: The Huffington Post

Most Southern states have a higher percentage of smokers than anywhere else in the country. Incidentally, most Southern states have relatively low taxes on cigarettes.

And a much higher rate of teen births.

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Source: Zara Matheson + Atlantic Cities

The map plots birth rates among women ages 15 to 19. In states shaded dark blue, there are more than 50 births per 1,000 teenage women.

Perhaps all this is why some Southern states are among the least happy states in the country.

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Source: Gallup

That's according to Gallup's recent "State of American Well-Being" report, which surveyed thousands of Americans and ranked states based on an average of six measures: "life evaluation," emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, work environment and basic access to things like food, water and shelter.

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I dont remember it being clean and quiet, though I have been in some northern places that were clean and quiet. I think the north has the flair for clean. The south known as "The Dirty South" for a reason. I want to go down there and do some sex.

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Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that's exactly why it makes us so sad to think about all the ways in which the region is struggling today.

First off, poverty rates are a lot higher in the South.

Source: USDA

In fact, as many as one in four Southern kids lives in poverty, compared to the national average of one in five.

In the map above, red shading indicates a poverty rates between 17.9 and 22.8 percent. Orange indicates 15.9 to 17.8 percent; light orange, 12.2-15.8 percent; pale yellow, 9 to 12.1 percent. As you can see, there's a lot of high-poverty red in the South.

And minimum wages are much lower.

n-KEY-570.jpg

Source: Department Of Labor

Virtually no Southern states, with the exception of Florida, have a minimum wage higher than the federal floor of $7.25 an hour. Many Southern states do have relatively low living costs. But they are not dramatically lower than costs of living in other states, such as Ohio and Missouri, that have set minimum wages at least slightly higher than the national limit. The Southern states are doing the absolute minimum for their poorest citizens by keeping the minimum wage at the lowest levels possible.

And people living in the South are a lot less likely to move up the economic ladder.

Source: Equality Of Opportunity Project

If you want to achieve the American Dream, don't move to the South. That's because states in the South have extremely low levels of economic mobility. In the map above, pale yellow represents places with higher mobility, while red indicates low mobility.

Many living in poverty in the South are being denied access to affordable health care.

Source: Urban Institute

States that didn't choose to expand Medicaid under Obamacare are highlighted in lighter gray.

...which is costing these states a ton of money.

Source: The Huffington Post

This map shows how much money the 19 states that rejected Medicaid expansion will lose by 2022 as a result of doing so (assuming all other states participate).

This is particularly troubling because the South has several health crises on its hands. Like obesity.

Source: CDC

Obesity rates are too high across the U.S. But they're particularly high in the South.

Southern states also have a higher percentage of cigarette smokers.

Source: The Huffington Post

Most Southern states have a higher percentage of smokers than anywhere else in the country. Incidentally, most Southern states have relatively low taxes on cigarettes.

And a much higher rate of teen births.

Source: Zara Matheson + Atlantic Cities

The map plots birth rates among women ages 15 to 19. In states shaded dark blue, there are more than 50 births per 1,000 teenage women.

Perhaps all this is why some Southern states are among the least happy states in the country.

Source: Gallup

That's according to Gallup's recent "State of American Well-Being" report, which surveyed thousands of Americans and ranked states based on an average of six measures: "life evaluation," emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, work environment and basic access to things like food, water and shelter.

 

Since the South is the Black Belt of America, your discussion would seem to make you a Racist.

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Highest teen birth rates:

 

New Mexico-drunk Beaners and Injuns

Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas- Loose Okie and Arkie girls, Texas needs no explanation. It is Texas, after all.

 

I grew up in Texas, and live in California. If me and the boys wanted to get laid, we would go to an Okie bar for the girls.

But more likely would get into a fight!

 

Hippie chicks put out, too! Liberals!

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False Messiah, I discovered many things in the last 8 years that were always present during my time living in this atmosphere.

 

Literal truths are measured 1-10.

Figurative truths are measured 0-9.

Relative truths are measured 0-10.

 

What is missing?

 

You want to carry the brandname, earn it honestly. right now you are just another devil's advocate orchestrating chaos in the eternity eternally blancing what exists now as it occurs.

 

Organized distractions compose societal evolution's laws that make character rank and gender not significant to living currently. Free trade of sole for a soul collective ideology.

 

Burn you fatherless sob.

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The residents of these states might want to move to democratic nirvana. I recommend Detroit, Chicago, South Central LA. Saint Louis might be considered. Tens of thousands came to Mass. for the welfare benefits when Dukakass was the gov. Until yesterday it was legal to shoot up skirt videos. EBT card fraud is rampant here. Mass will welcome you. I pay no state taxes and dodge the sales tax by buying in New Hampshire. I don't pay for the give aways. Come up here on the dime of the Mass taxpayers. This is the state that elected Pocohantas Warren.

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The residents of these states might want to move to democratic nirvana. I recommend Detroit, Chicago, South Central LA. Saint Louis might be considered. Tens of thousands came to Mass. for the welfare benefits when Dukakass was the gov. Until yesterday it was legal to shoot up skirt videos. EBT card fraud is rampant here. Mass will welcome you. I pay no state taxes and dodge the sales tax by buying in New Hampshire. I don't pay for the give aways. Come up here on the dime of the Mass taxpayers. This is the state that elected Pocohantas Warren.

Dress casual, shorts and tee shirt as hell is always hot from october to june.

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Some revered southern celebrities:

 

1. Lyndon Baines Johnson (Texas)

2. Jimmy Carter (Georgia)

3. William Jefferson Blythe Clinton (Arkansas)

4. Robert KKK Byrd (W. Virginia)

 

See, the South can be fun but stereotypical. Johnson was munitions crazy, Jimmy was a holy roller, Clinton was a philanderer/rapist and Robert Byrd was a klansman! Democrat deities all!

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Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that's exactly why it makes us so sad to think about all the ways in which the region is struggling today.

First off, poverty rates are a lot higher in the South.

n-POVERTY-MAP-570.jpg

Source: USDA

In fact, as many as one in four Southern kids lives in poverty, compared to the national average of one in five.

In the map above, red shading indicates a poverty rates between 17.9 and 22.8 percent. Orange indicates 15.9 to 17.8 percent; light orange, 12.2-15.8 percent; pale yellow, 9 to 12.1 percent. As you can see, there's a lot of high-poverty red in the South.

And minimum wages are much lower.

n-MINIMUM-WAGE-570.jpg

n-KEY-570.jpg

Source: Department Of Labor

Virtually no Southern states, with the exception of Florida, have a minimum wage higher than the federal floor of $7.25 an hour. Many Southern states do have relatively low living costs. But they are not dramatically lower than costs of living in other states, such as Ohio and Missouri, that have set minimum wages at least slightly higher than the national limit. The Southern states are doing the absolute minimum for their poorest citizens by keeping the minimum wage at the lowest levels possible.

And people living in the South are a lot less likely to move up the economic ladder.

n-MOBILITY-570.jpg

Source: Equality Of Opportunity Project

If you want to achieve the American Dream, don't move to the South. That's because states in the South have extremely low levels of economic mobility. In the map above, pale yellow represents places with higher mobility, while red indicates low mobility.

Many living in poverty in the South are being denied access to affordable health care.

original.jpg

Source: Urban Institute

States that didn't choose to expand Medicaid under Obamacare are highlighted in lighter gray.

...which is costing these states a ton of money.

n-MEDICAID-570.jpg

Source: The Huffington Post

This map shows how much money the 19 states that rejected Medicaid expansion will lose by 2022 as a result of doing so (assuming all other states participate).

This is particularly troubling because the South has several health crises on its hands. Like obesity.

n-OBESITY-570.jpg

Source: CDC

Obesity rates are too high across the U.S. But they're particularly high in the South.

Southern states also have a higher percentage of cigarette smokers.

n-SMOKERS-570.jpg

Source: The Huffington Post

Most Southern states have a higher percentage of smokers than anywhere else in the country. Incidentally, most Southern states have relatively low taxes on cigarettes.

And a much higher rate of teen births.

n-TEEN-BIRTHS-570.jpg

Source: Zara Matheson + Atlantic Cities

The map plots birth rates among women ages 15 to 19. In states shaded dark blue, there are more than 50 births per 1,000 teenage women.

Perhaps all this is why some Southern states are among the least happy states in the country.

n-HAPPY-MAP-570.jpg

Source: Gallup

That's according to Gallup's recent "State of American Well-Being" report, which surveyed thousands of Americans and ranked states based on an average of six measures: "life evaluation," emotional health, physical health, healthy behaviors, work environment and basic access to things like food, water and shelter.

 

 

Id reject the idea that the South isn't a good place to be an entrepreneur, if anything, it's business friendly. Ricky Perry made a joke about how the President was probably secretly pretty happy Texas creates so many jobs, resources or not, we have a business friendly environment, and there is no arguing that.

 

 

The South certainly does have its problems worth mocking, and it is spread around all groups.. but just like I tell conservatives they need to have empathy, Id argue the same for people who try to understand the cultural demographics of the South!

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I like the southern slow culture. but they do try to tote lower wages and declining standard of living. and blame Washington ignoring their local leaders

 

There are places in the north that are slow. Most of northern new england is pretty slow, Maine, New Hampshire. These people are not in a hurry. Going nowhere fast.

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Texas steals jobs from California, and pays them dirt wages. Which is a net loss of income and destructive to America.

 

And is over run by illegals from Mexico, exploited at slave wages.

 

That's fascist corporatist friendly, bad for America!

 

California still has the highest number of richest people in America.

 

Its too bad none of us peasants are!

 

BTW, the Bush criminal family is not Texan. They are from the northeast.

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Look, there are lots of things to love about the South. It's clean and quiet. There's delicious food, good people and often amazing weather. But that's exactly why it makes us so sad to think about all the ways in which the region is struggling today.

First off, poverty rates are a lot higher in the South.

Yes, because most of the South was governed for many decades by Democrats.

 

Now that Reform Repubs have been elected, their economies are growing at a healthy rate, and incomes are rising.

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If you want to achieve the American Dream, don't move to the South.

 

Then Americans must be really, really stupid because there's a huge migration from Blue states to Red state, mostly in the South. :D

 

Because they're the best place to live in most respects; low taxes, growing economies, low cost of living.

 

Many Blue states are losing congressional seats, while Red States have been gradually picking them up for decades.

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Then Americans must be really, really stupid because there's a huge migration from Blue states to Red state, mostly in the South. :D

 

Because they're the best place to live in most respects; low taxes, growing economies, low cost of living.

 

Many Blue states are losing congressional seats, while Red States have been gradually picking them up for decades.

Yeah, when your plant shuts down in California, you have to migrate to Texas, just to keep your job at much lower pay!

 

And you give up your nice home in Cal, to go live in a trailor in Texas!

 

Low taxes, because the state does so little for its residents, and sucks out of the Fed trough!

 

Growing economy-Sure, extractive, dirty industries, like oil and fracking, and lots of Beaners going there to work at slave wages!

 

Low cost of living-Sure, because whole towns are trailor trash parks, and the cost of beans and rice is low!

 

I'll take Cal anyday of the week! You can have your fascist utopia!

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