posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:12 PM
reply to post by jdub297
It is highly likely that you're correct, but I don't think you understand why that is. It is because the poor tend to vote Democrat (because,
obviously, they're not rich, so they believe they will be better off with Dems.) such cities are typically the cities who provide the majority of the
tax revenue for the states they are in, as they are highly productive cities. Along with that productivity and population density commes a higher
concentration of poor to go along with the producers in the area. On another level, you'll see states who carry thr majority of the tax burden for
the nation, tend to experience the most financial hardship (Illinois, California, new York, etc.). Its simply a reality of our economic system. Large
concentrations of the poor exist where large concentrations of people in general are. People concentrate in those places because that is where the
best opportunity for jobs is.
Besides the poor, those areas are also those with typically higher average education levels. The more highly educated a city is, the more likely that
city's voters vote Democrat. This is why the far-right wing of the Republican party despises higher education.
UnfortuNtely, if we all chose to live in idyllic, slow-paced, low population density cities, propped up by big city money, we would, as a nation, have
no viable economy.
Productivity, and carrying the nation on our backs financially are things these cities contribute. In exchange, we typically have higher population
density, higher spread between poor and wealthy, higher crime rates, and less government services (as our money is dumped so rapidly into the less
productive, typically red areas of the state, and the nation to keep them afloat.