Thursday, August 13, 2015

NC Mecklenburg County Among Worst for Income Mobility

The New York Times motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”  It’s right on their masthead.  So with that in mind, we must consider what they say is true.  Shouldn’t we?  Liberals swear by this paper.  It’s practically their bible.  The Times can’t be a progressive propaganda rag all the time.  Can it?  The truth occasionally might ink itself onto the printed page.

Take for instance, the Times assessment on North Carolina’s liberal Mecca.  According to the liberal bible, Mecklenburg County is one of the worst counties in the U.S. for income mobility for children in poor families.  Here is an excerpt:

 Consider Mecklenburg County, N.C.the focus of this article. (Feel free to change to another place by selecting a new county on the map orusing the search boxes throughout this page.)
It’s among the worst counties in the U.S. in helping poor children up the income ladder. It ranks 70th out of 2,478 counties, better than only about 3 percent of counties

What a blistering statement.  Mecklenburg County’s Board of Commissioners is dominated by democrats.  These liberals are the most compassionate, understanding, and the most giving (of other people’s money).  How can these modern day saints rank so low on the liberal bible’s outcome scale?  After all, Mecklenburg County voted 60.8% for Barack Obama, while only 38.3% voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.  What we have here is another liberal conundrum.

On the other hand, Stanly County voted for Mitt Romney with a whopping 69.7% while Obama garnered a measly 29.3%.  Here is what the New York Times had to say about beet red Stanly County:

Location matters – enormously. If you’re poor and live in the Charlotte area, it’s better to be in Stanly County than in Mecklenburg County or Anson County. Not only that, the younger you are when you move to Stanly, the better you will do on average. Children who move at earlier ages are less likely to become single parents, more likely to go to college and more likely to earn more.
Every year a poor child spends in Stanly County adds about $40 to his or her annual household income at age 26, compared with a childhood spent in the average American county. Over the course of a full childhood, which is up to age 20 for the purposes of this analysis, the difference adds up to about $800, or 3 percent, more in average income as a young adult.

Location isn’t the only factor in upward mobility, so are conservative values. 


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