Conservatism is bad for middle-class income
10 poorest states with the lowest median household income
West Virginia $35,059
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Conservatism is bad for your health:
States with worst health-care systems:
42 West Virginia
46 South Carolina
Republicans don’t care about improving the lives of average Americans.
Conservatism is bad for your marriages.
States with the highest divorce rates:
- West Virgina
Conservatism is bad for teenage pregnancy rates:
States ranked by rates of live births among women age 15-19 (births per thousand):
- Mississippi (71)
- Texas (69)
- Arizona (67)
- Arkansas (66)
- New Mexico (66)
- Georgia (63)
- Louisiana (62)
- Nevada (61)
- Alabama (61)
- Oklahoma (60
Conservatism is bad for education
States with the fewest college graduates:
- West Virginia
- New Mexico
Conservative presidents are bad for balancing the budget:
"Dwight Eisenhower was last Republican President to preside over a balanced budget. He had a balanced budget in 1956 and 1957.
Since then, there have been two presidents to preside over balanced budgets, LBJ in 1969 and Clinton in 1998 through 2001.
During the last 40 years there have been five budget surpluses, all five were under Democratic Presidents: 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
Conservatism is bad for news information:
TV outlet with the most ignorant viewers.
"Study: Fox News Viewers “Most Misinformed” Of All News Consumers
"Researchers at the University of Maryland have released a study of news viewers entitled, “Misinformation and the 2010 Election” (.pdf) and found news viewers often get the wrong idea on major stories, and–according to the study–Fox News viewers are the “most misinformed” of them all."
Progressives, it’s crucial that we fight back “hard” over the next two years to keep these teacon nuts from totally destroying the middle-class.
"In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican."
H. L. Mencken