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    Default 15 Worst Run States in America

    It won't be a surprise to most of you-

    15. Alabama
    14. New Jersey
    13. Mississippi
    12. West Virginia
    11. Florida
    10. New Mexico
    9. Louisiana
    8. Rhode Island
    7. Kentucky
    6. South Carolina
    5. Nevada - highest unemployment rate
    4. Arizona
    3. Michigan
    2. Illinois - Illinois has fallen from 43rd last year to the overall second-worst run state in the country. The state performs poorly in most categories, but is worst when it comes to its credit rating. Illinois has a credit rating of A+, the second worst given to any state, behind only California. The state has been on credit watch since 2008 because of budget shortfalls and legal challenges against then-governor Rod Blagojevich.

    1. California

    State debt per capita: $3,660 (21st highest)
    Pct. without health insurance: 18.5 percent (8th highest)
    Pct. below poverty line: 14.5 percent (tied for 21st highest)
    Unemployment: 11.9 percent (2nd highest)

    California has moved down one slot on from last year to earn the title of the worst-run state in the country. In the fiscal year 2009, the state spent $430 billion, roughly 14 percent of all the money spent by states in that year. Compared to its revenue, the state spent too much — California had the 10th lowest revenue per person, and spent the 15th most per person. California is the only state in the country to be rated A-, the lowest rating ever given to a state by SnP. Despite the huge amount the state spends each year, conditions remain poor. California has the second-lowest percentage of adults with a high school diploma in the country, the second-highest foreclosure rate and is tied for the second highest unemployment rate in the U.S.
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    Default Raises

    Raising salaries when we are trying to cut the budget. This is how the government makes cuts to the budget. A sample of the raises of the states brightest. Just a pimple on the elephants butt.

    Senate staff raises small compared with budget, but timing questioned - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee
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    I really feel sorry for the fine folks of California... It's a shame, California as a state has so much to offer...
    Pat Eason, the voice of reason...

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    #3 Michigan ....

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    Glad Texas didn't make the list even though we do have our own issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rampgirlll View Post
    Glad Texas didn't make the list even though we do have our own issues.
    Right on!!! Same for MO, we may not be perfect and we do have some SCUMBAG DEMs that were elected BUT we do have a balanced budget law in place that our state government for the most part works toward with unity...
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    Default what we need

    Is a list of the best places to live. My requirements are quite simple:
    1) temp never dips below 70.
    2) Jeans are illegal.
    3) Flip flops are mandatory
    4) drag boat racing all summer
    5) drag cars all winter
    6) no wining, belly aching or bitching or else ya get deported to Detroit, MI
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    Quote Originally Posted by rampgirlll View Post
    Is a list of the best places to live. My requirements are quite simple:
    1) temp never dips below 70.
    2) Jeans are illegal.
    3) Flip flops are mandatory
    4) drag boat racing all summer
    5) drag cars all winter
    6) no wining, belly aching or bitching or else ya get deported to Detroit, MI
    Soooo, you're looking for a place where you will be greeted by these 2-


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    Soooo, you're looking for a place where you will be greeted by these 2-

    AND genuine corintian leather!

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    I almost had to laugh when UC and CSU students were protesting increasing fees.

    They should have been protesting public employee unions - they are the prime reason for fee increases.

    California Public Employee Unions have destroyed California.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cas View Post
    Soooo, you're looking for a place where you will be greeted by these 2-

    Sure the short one can be in charge of the underwater stuff!! The tall one can make me a fruity drink with an umbrella!!
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    Default Underwater??

    Quote Originally Posted by rampgirlll View Post
    Sure the short one can be in charge of the underground stuff!! The tall one can make me a fruity drink with an umbrella!!
    Sadly, the "little one" is very dead... So he'll have to be in charge of the underground stuff... Oh, and "fruity drinks' are for "girly men"...... I sorta visualized you as a "Southern Comfort-rocks", type....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moneypit View Post
    Sadly, the "little one" is very dead... So he'll have to be in charge of the underground stuff... Oh, and "fruity drinks' are for "girly men"...... I sorta visualized you as a "Southern Comfort-rocks", type....

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