- Cheng Zhang
- West Roxbury, MA
- United States
Clinical Engineer, VA Boston Healthcare System
Why not compare the socioeconomic disparity in red and blue states to help facilitate the presidential election process?
Recent news/ studies were able to show that politically red states which are belligerently conservative and against federal benefit programs ARE ACTUALLY more reliant on federal benefit programs than... the blue states.
Why is that? Are there indicators we can use to measure the level of income disparity, socioeconomic disparity in blue states and red states?
I wouldn't be surprised if the income gap in red states are much higher than the blue states. IN which case, why not use that as a factor to steer our government towards a more democratic direction? Or vice versa? I think both red and blue states can agree that socioeconomic disparity is bad.
One can argue that maybe a republican candidate may have more progressive ideas than a democratic one... in which case,,, he/she should run on the democratic platform.