Where Does Your State Fit Among the Financial 50 States?

The map below uses U.S. Census Bureau 2011 stats from the American Community Survey (you remember, the one you believed violates your Fourth Amendment rights, the one they send a goon to your door to drag the answers out of you if you didn’t respond as ordered), anyway, my state of Oklahoma falls under the national average median income of $50,502.00.

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Nevertheless, I look at the states in “gold” (highest median income) and know the cost of living in these states is much higher than here. Among the states in “gold,” Rhode Island is the only state listed among the Top 5 Freest States. But Oklahoma is in the Top 5.

Ranking in the same median income category as Oklahoma is South Dakota and Tennessee, both in the Top 5 Freest states. North Dakota is also in the Top 5 Freest but the median income level is one step up from Oklahoma, Tennessee and South Dakota.

Dollar_Sign_1Oklahoma also ranks among the “Top Ten Most Charitable states.” Following the model of Joe Biden (stingy, uncharitable, uncaring) NONE OF THE “GOLD” STATES (HIGHEST MEDIAN INCOME) rank in the Top 10 Most Charitable. Oklahoma is generous, and we vote red.

Over the decade, the Bidens reported a total of $3,690 in charitable donations, or 0.2% of their income. Source: 2008

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