Satellite's-Eye View Of America's Rich... And Not-So-Rich

Welcome to the dis-united state of America... and the other 'left'-'right' divide...

Proportion of U.S. Tax Returns with Annual Gross Income Over $100,000 to Under...

And zoomed in on New York...

h/t @M_McDonough


LetThemEatRand Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:16 Permalink

Most people including those with little don't care if other people make a lot of money, so long as they do so honestly and not via corruption and graft.  It's the American dream to get rich beyond belief.   The reason we are a divided nation is that a good chunk of the truly wealthy got there through graft, and more and more Americans are waking up to that fact.

J S Bach LetThemEatRand Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:19 Permalink

Ha!  Show us a satellite image of their ethnicity.  THAT ✡️ would be telling.

LTER... You make good points, but, I disagree on a few...

Personally, I don't dream of "getting rich beyond belief"... at least not in the material sense. Sure, I want to have enough money to live comfortably, but "rich" to me means as much soul food as possible... not dollars.  I want those "things" that one carries in one's soul which are portable beyond the grave.  That's a big distinction which many may not be able to comprehend.

And your point about many filthy rich getting to their position by "graft" might be better elucidated by "ruthless networking" within a small coherent tribe of delusional alien immoralists.

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stefan-coast gigadeath Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:58 Permalink

maybe its not about development, but about population.  People came here from England so the east coast was first to get all the patriots...the people that put their lives, and their families lives in jeopardy on a friggin wooden ship to get away from tyranny, while their ancestors beg for what their great grandparents risked their lives to get away from...oh the irony....

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MoreFreedom LetThemEatRand Thu, 05/17/2018 - 08:43 Permalink

The more politicians can pick winners and losers in commerce via regulations and legislation (i.e., socialistic government control of commerce via administrative courts, rather than free markets with disputes resolved in common law courts) the more graft there will be, and the poorer citizens (other than politicians and their rich friends that fund them) will be.  It's a situation politicians love, including the RINOs that dominate the GOP.  As for the Democrats, they all believe government should control commerce, rather than citizens thru free markets.

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ClowardPiven2016 Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:34 Permalink

Instead of zooming in on NY let’s take a close look at DC and the surrounding counties. Heavy concentration of parasites slopping at the trough of tax money and deficit spending. Or...the best and the brightest as they like to refer to themselves. 

Falling Down Wed, 05/16/2018 - 21:38 Permalink

The blob of black along the PA/NY state line shows just how bad things are there, and no it's not 100% because of how rural it is. It's truly one of the armpits of the East. The fracking gods said the region would boom, and look at what happened. Another region experienced a bubble that the residents didn't profit from, but now the hospital in Coudersport has to close every time the groundwater around there gets contaminated yet again.

I drove through there and hunted in Beaver Cty in late '15. It's like the videos of Chernobyl, 20+ years on.

The other blob in NY is the Adirondack Park.

Cuomo sure is doing a great job of pushing residents out, while welcoming turd worlders into his state's urban areas to try to keep the population numbers from cratering.