Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Four out of the nation's FIVE POOREST counties in McConnell's Kentucky: new US Census report

Since 2000 the poorest Americans have only gotten poorer.

Census results are only beginning to be released, last week the results of the American Community Survey were revealed. The ACS details data such as languages spoken in a home and income levels. The data comes from surveys mailed to three million addresses from January 2005 to December 2009.

Southeastern Kentucky was home to four of the nation's poorest counties. The country's poorest county saw its median income drop $1,500 since 2000.

Read the full article: HuffingtonPost

The Four Kentucky Counties in order of their national ranking (poorest first)
1. Owsley County, KY
2. Lee County, KY
3. Breathitt Country, KY
5. Magoffin Country, KY

Poor education and poverty are ancient history in eastern Kentucky, home to four out of the five poorest counties in the United States.

You have to wonder how Mitch McConnell his Republicans explain the fact that 9 out of 10 of the ten poorest counties in the US are in red states. Does this confirm that conservative politics has a negative impact on overall prosperity? Stay tuned, we plan on looking into this in an upcoming related blog.

Read about how Jim Demint ally, Senator Mitch McConnell's Kentucky is home to four out of the five poorest counties in the US.

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