If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly thinking about what lies on the other side of the fence. Is the grass greener? Would I like it there? Is it more affordable? Well there’s new data out about the last question and if you live in any of these towns, you’re in a good spot!
The Wall Street Journal is telling us that Morristown, Tennessee is the more affordable place to live based on Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator that was unveiled Wednesday.
According to the calculator, by contrast, Washinton D.C. is the most expensive following closely by, not surprisingly, New York. With liberal policies in place in these areas, it’s quite easy to deduce that it’s what’s driving prices to record highs and leaving the citizens in those towns relatively penniless. For people that talk about income inequality, they sure do pick cities with the highest rates. Coincidence? I think not.
The contrast here is staggering, but the calculator also proves an important fact: it’s not necessarily cheap to live in the south. The calculator has stereotypical “cheap” places to live, such as states like Mississippi or Louisiana, well above the lower end. In fact, there isn’t a place in Mississippi that would cost less than $60,000 annually for a family of four; which is what the calculator is based on.
So what does this all mean? Well it means that when you hear politicians or liberals talking about how cheap it is to live in the southern states, which they say more often than not, they are incorrect. It also means that no matter where you live, hard work is what will pay the bills, not some liberal handouts or wacky budget scheme.