November 22, 2005

Why doesn't this surprise me?

Via Paul Smith Jr.:

The index, released to The Associated Press last week, takes into account both ‘‘having'' and ‘‘giving.'' It is based on average adjusted gross incomes and the value of itemized charitable donations reported to the Internal Revenue Service on 2003 tax returns, the latest available. ... Using that standard, the 10 most generous states were, in descending order, Mississippi, Arkansas, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Utah, South Carolina and West Virginia.

The 10 stingiest, starting from the bottom, were New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Minnesota, Colorado, Hawaii and Michigan.

Anyone remember Al Gore's stinginess?

Blue-staters: generous with YOUR money.

Posted by Hube at November 22, 2005 03:40 PM | TrackBack

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I love it. Thanks. And it is no surprise that the "Jesusland" states, much derided by our 'tolerant' liberal colleagues after the election, are the most generous.

Posted by: mikem at November 22, 2005 04:12 PM

Okay, for statistical significance, we should break out how much of the red-state charitable giving is to religious groups, which as you know direct all the money to white Christian folks. That's why we can't have Federal dollars for faith-based initiatives. (see Utah in particular, where LDS members tithe) Blue states like Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey have high income taxes so they're actually more charitable, since the money goes to where it's really needed.

Posted by: G Rex at November 22, 2005 05:11 PM

Mississippi ...?

I, for one, can't wait until we turn this whole country into a paradise on Earth like Mississippi. Who needs paved roads and running water anyway.

By the way, I'm kidding. I've been to Mississippi and it is a suck hole.

Posted by: Jason at November 22, 2005 05:16 PM

Notice the sneering disdain of our liberal protagonist Jason for the most African American state in the Union. Liberals have no shame, no sense of decency.

Posted by: mikem at November 22, 2005 07:10 PM

Sounds racist, doesn't it mikem?

Posted by: Hube at November 22, 2005 07:36 PM

Indeed. Free speech is not for hate speech. Jason should be indicted.

Posted by: mikem at November 22, 2005 08:04 PM

since the money goes to where it is really needed??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? and christian states only give to white christians???????????????????????????????????????????????????????? Do I even need to begin...NOPE!

Posted by: schmitt at November 22, 2005 10:03 PM

Sorry Schmitt, sometimes my sarcasm can be a bit too subtle. Distillation: if you're a liberal, you believe only the government can fairly and efficiently distribute resources, like a big old Santa, and that religious groups discriminate against minorities, homosexuals, etc. To paraphrase the original post, blue staters are generous with other people's money.

Posted by: G Rex at November 23, 2005 10:07 AM

I stand corrected......and agree.

Posted by: schmitt at November 23, 2005 10:14 PM

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