Just look at the conservative leaning States and their poor quality of life and less opportunities for factory jobs as automation starts taking over, and yet GOP politicians make a great living out of those people ......, even a yuge living!!!
Simple. It’s bait and switch! (The average uneducated Republican is too fucking stupid to know that they're being played folks!)
There’s a book called “What’s the Matter with Kansas” by Thomas Frank which explains this:
In short: Republicans run on a platform of cutting taxes, ending all abortion, ending all homosexuality, kicking out all the non-whites and non-Christians, bringing 5 million well-paying jobs back to the state, “draining the swamp”, “make America great again,” etc, etc.