Simple facts. Mississipi: Poorest state. Lowest average income per capita. One of the Biggest republican voting block of all states. Takes in the most per capita assistance from the government. Maryland. Richest state. Highest average income per capita. Solid blue voting block. Takes in some of the lowest per capita assitance from the government. But that seems to go against common sense. Repubs= go fuck yourself, you should be self reliant. Democrats=socialist programs to help the poor.