Bill Maher mocks Americans living in red flyover states saying they are less ‘affluent and educated’ and ‘want to be us’

Sunday, February 24, 2019
By Paul Martin

Real Time host Bill Maher made the comment as part of a message to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos
On February 14, the company pulled out of a deal to have a headquarters in Queens in New York City
Maher said that Middle America – also known as ‘flyover states’ – have become the ‘passed over’ states in favorable of more ‘affluent and educated’ places
He added that Bezos and Amazon now have a chance to ‘stop playing cities off against one another and help a dying one come back to life’

By MARY KEKATOS
DAILYMAIL.COM
24 February 2019

Real Time host Bill Maher mocked Americans living in red states as less ‘affluent and educated’ than those living in blue states.

The comment was part of a message to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos after he and his company pulled out of a deal to have a headquarters in Queens in New York City.

He said the company now had a chance to ‘actually do good’ and help out areas of the country that are less prosperous.

In the closing remarks of his HBO show on Friday night, Maher compared Bezos to Bugsy Siegel, remarking that if the mobster built Las Vegas in the midst of a desert, then Amazon could do the same by turning Nebraska ‘into the next Silicon Valley’.

We have a problem in America called spatial geographic inequality which means the most affluent and educated people are clustered in just a few cities,’ Maher said.

He then went on to mention a comment made by Hillary Clinton about how she ‘won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product’ in the 2016 presidential election.

Maher then shows a map where the majority of Middle America is in red while the coasts are heavy in blue, indicating where the plurality voted Democrat or Republican.

‘The blue parts of America are having a prosperity party while that big sea of red feels like their invitation got lost in the mail,’ Maher said.

He then goes on to say there are clearly ‘two Americas’.

‘We have orchestras and theaters districts and world-class shopping. We have Chef Wolfgang Puck, they have Chef Boyardee,’ Maher said.

‘Our roofs have solar panels. Theirs has last year’s Christmas lights.’

The late-night host said Middle America, or ‘the passed-over states’, are not just angry – they’re ‘pissed off’.

‘They don’t hate us, they want to be us,’ Maher said.

Maher also accused Amazon of ‘playing cities off against one another’ during its bidding process for new headquarters.

After 238 cities and regions submitted proposal, Amazon chose New York City and Arlington, Virginia, which is suburban Washington, DC.

‘And Amazon picked two places that didn’t need them at all, places where prosperity already was. Bezos you’re worth 130 billion,’ Maher said.

‘Take one for the team. Stop playing cities off against one another and help a dying one come back to life!’

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