Leftist financial network CNBC would be far better served by leaving politics to their brethren and sticking to reporting on the business world, especially after releasing its comical listing of what it declared as the “best states” and “worst states” for Americans to live in.
The organization could have saved time and just categorized one list as red states and the other as blue states.
It goes without saying which designation won for the most hospitable states to reside. The top ten honorees were Connecticut, Massachusetts, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Jersey, Maine and Vermont.
As noted by The Federalist, not one of these states has backed a Republican for president since Colorado’s vote went to George W. Bush in 2004.
Much of what swayed the CNBC list toward blue states were standard leftist complaints over “inclusiveness” and “reproductive rights.” Writers focused on such woke issues as so-called “LGBT rights” and abortion.
Meanwhile, the states ranked worst were all in the South and Midwest.
CNBC created a list of the "worst states to live in" and people are laughing at how awful the ratings are https://t.co/YbsPuQNwHI
— Not the Bee (@Not_the_Bee) July 19, 2023
Texas drew the designation as the bottom state to live in, followed by Oklahoma, Louisiana, South Carolina, Alabama, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida.
The glaring irony is that these states are top destination choices for Americans on the move. And is it possible to believe a list that ranked Texas and Florida at the bottom of places to live?
These states are not surprisingly on the front lines of the culture wars gripping the U.S. Further, they are mostly led by Republicans who are in tune with what are increasingly obvious as the conservative beliefs of the majority of Americans.
For New Jersey-based CNBC, however, they are cesspools to be avoided at all cost. That its home state rated far above Texas and Florida says more about the writers than anything else.
Given a choice of residing in Florida or New Jersey, which would most Americans choose?
Regarding Texas, which the same outlet ranked as one of the top business states in the U.S., the criticism was largely subjective. The state has a worker shortage it is grappling with and there are many residents who lack health insurance.
But these issues were not primary motivators for CNBC, which whined that the Lone Star State is not “inclusive” enough. And on the bright side, exactly no one will use this list to determine where they live.