Explain to me why the Democrats say they are for the poor? I live in south central Pennsylvania and live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a full backyard, driveway, full basement, including a room in the basement, full bath, and huge kitchen… all for $600 dollars a month. By all means I live in a very Republican area. All of our local, state and Federal reps are Republican. In Maryland just south of here that’d cost me closer to $2000. I moved here from Maryland (Liberal state) or as we like to call it The Socialist Republic of Maryland. When I moved out, I couldn't find a studio apartment in Prince Georges County (Only 2 miles from scenic south-central DC, the ghetto area of all places) for less then 700 dollars. Drug dealing and drive by shootings wasn't my thing. I decided to look more rural. Now I live in a very Republican area in PA, there is no poverty, no poor people, and if they are they don’t live like it. My sister visited from California (Liberal state) and mentioned how cheap everything is here in Pennsylvania, and how expensive things are in CA. We went to Massachusetts (Probably the most liberal state) last summer, and my cousin lives essentially in a closet and pays about $1200 rent a month. That’s considered cheap up there! So I ask this if the Democrats seem so “For the poor people” why are liberal states so expensive? If by poor they mean 1200 dollar rent for a closet, or an 8% sales tax then yes they are for the poor people. Last I checked though, poor means LITTLE MONEY. But of course you all know, if you aren't poor already, the Democrats will make you that way!