Heard an interesting factoid today on the radio

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Dennis in MA, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Not sure it's true - it was unsourced, but. . .

    Massachusetts, being one of the wealthiest states, has the LOWEST per capita income charitable contribution rate of all 50 states.

    Mississippi, being one of the poorest states, has the HIGHEST per capita income charitable contribution rate of all 50 states.


    Can I just apologize for my moronic brethren yet again? I was truly shocked by that. Then again, I live here. People just don't f'in care.
     
  2. Adams454

    Adams454

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    What are the tax differences between the two. That and cost of living probably plays into it. Oh, and all the liberals in MA versus all the conservatives in MS.
     

  3. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Sure they care- about themselves. Anyone that isn't in Mass be damned.
     
  4. Cali-Glock

    Cali-Glock Mountain Man

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    Red states give more than blue states: both in gross $ and as a percentage of income. It is a basic consevative vs liberal mindset.

    Conservative: I will give my own money and time to worthwhile causes.
    Liberal: I will steal your money and put that into wasteful government projects that are far less effective than the third party charities at addressing these needs.
     
  5. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    We have pledge drive after pledge drive around here. I just figured we wouldn't be DEAD LAST.

    Sure taxes are high, but income is high as well. But you guys are right about attitude.

    Also - high % of Catholics. Back off - I grew up Catholic. "Contributing to the church" to the average Catholic in my A/O (I was on Church Council back in the day) was $1/wk. Compare that to the churches in the South and you'll see that disparity as well. But I figured they gave to Million Mom March, Cindy Sheehan and such to compensate. The good news (for us) is they DON'T!
     
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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    This isn't entirely true. MA is very much concerned about what goes on beyond it's state line.








    It actually has the nerve to attempt to enforce tax collection on other states businesses. :rofl:
     
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    Mississippi must include the casino "donations" in their figures for giving.
     
  9. Carrys

    Carrys Inquisitive

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    It's always been that way. Yet so many liberals look at one rather stupefied when this is explained to them. So many of them honestly seem to believe there's some huge pot o' gold sitting around in Washington that they can dip into anytime they please.

    You can talk to a person who disagrees with you, but you can't talk to someone too dumb to see it.