November 10, 2004

Blue State Scrooges

While rabid pro-Blue-state pundits complain (mistakenly) that the Red states are a net drag on taxes, as Powerline shows, the story on charitable giving is much different.

Hint; no Blue state ranks in the top half in the US.

Minnesota "Nice?" #45.

Kinda puts those moronic "Happy To Pay For A Better Minnesota" signs in perspective.

Posted by Mitch at November 10, 2004 09:25 AM | TrackBack

Interesting. 21 of the top 25 in giving were also states where W got over 55% of the vote. (Arizona , at #39, is the only state where W got over 55% that wasn't in the top 25 here.) Of the five states where Kerry got over 55% of the vote, New York was highest rated at #26, the others came in at 30, 35, 48 and 49.

Posted by: Gregg the obscure at November 10, 2004 03:53 PM

This just proves a theory I've had for a while now. Liberals are greedy and lazy. They like to talk big about paying their share and all that but aren't willing to do anything but pay taxes. And luckily for them there's a party who is willing to accomodate that desire. "Don't you worry about a thing. We'll give you what's left over of your paycheck and we'll fix everything"

Posted by: Jarhead at November 10, 2004 04:35 PM

I'm way too much of a geek, but not apparently too lazy.

I took the average rank in "generosity index" for Blue States, Red States and the states won by each candidate with at least 55% of the popular vote.

Blue States average rank was 38.7 (N=19). Kerry >55 states averaged 37.6 (N=5).

Red States averaged 17.4 (N=31). Bush>55 states averaged 13.6 (N=22).

While the correlation wouldn't satisfy most statisticians, this is simple and understandable enough that we should use it wherever possible.

Let me know if you'd like the spreadsheet.

Posted by: Gregg the obscure at November 10, 2004 04:48 PM

I have never heard of that!!!

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