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STUDY: Worst Run States Are Run By Democrats

BY:  Matt Palumbo

 

The national debt is a ticking time bomb now topping $23.1 trillion – and that isn’t even the total debt that American taxpayers owe. Forty of the nation’s fifty states don’t have enough money to meet their obligations, with a total of $1.5 trillion in growing unfunded liabilities.

 

While most states are in hot water, the problem is worst in states with a Democrat governor alongside a Democrat controlled legislature. A new study from Truth in Accounting analyzed the fiscal health of the fifty states and  and the trend was clear. The more Republican control, the better (and less-worse) fiscal health those states are in.

 

The worst run states and their unfunded liabilities per citizen, according to their “2019 Financial State of the States,” are:

 
 
  1. Vermont, -$19,000
  2. New York, -$20,500
  3. California, -$21,800
  4. Kentucky, -$25,700
  5. Delaware, -$27,100
  6. Hawaii, -$31,200
  7. Massachusetts, -$31,200
  8. Connecticut, -$51,800
  9. Illinois, -$52,600
  10. New Jersey, -$65,100

Kentucky is the only state on the list with a Republican controlled legislature (and still had a Republican governor during the time-frame of this study). Every single other state has a Democrat controlled legislature. The only hints of Red is Massachusetts’ and Vermont’s Republican governors.

The best states actually had a surplus per citizen. They are:

 

  1. Alaska, $74,200 per taxpayer
  2. North Dakota, $30,700
  3. Wyoming, $20,800
  4. Utah, $5,300
  5. Idaho, $2,900
  6. Tennessee, $2,800
  7. South Dakota, $2,800
  8. Nebraska, $2,000
  9. Oregon, $1,600
  10. Iowa, $700

Alaska is an outlier due to oil wealth combined with a low population, and has a split legislature with a Republican governor.

 

Every single other state with the exception of Oregon has a Republican governor and legislature. Nebraska is technically an exception in that they’re the only state with a unicameral legislature – but that is Republican controlled.

 

The next nine states on the list have relatively low levels of unfunded liabilities under $2,500 per citizen, and are majority Republican controlled (with Virginia as the only exception).

This all being said, the majority of states are still being mismanaged. Fortunately, there are ten other states they can model themselves after.

 

 

 

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Is that why the Republican states are the welfare states?

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The RED states have the highest crime rates, lowest levels of education, and the poorest quality health care. Why? One reason is they do NOT invest in their own people. Here are the 10 states with the LOWEST Levels of Education. 

 

41

Tennessee

35.85

42

South Carolina

34.77

43

Oklahoma

34.43

44

Nevada

33.31

45

Kentucky

32.15

46

Alabama

30.23

47

Arkansas

27.90

48

Louisiana

22.57

49

West Virginia

21.02

50

Mississippi

19.32

 

https://wallethub.com/edu/most-educated-states/31075/

 

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Many Democratic led states open theirselves up even more by becoming sanctuary states . It maybe nice to some folks, but it costs some $$$ to run it.

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Many Democratic led states open theirselves up even more by becoming sanctuary states . It maybe nice to some folks, but it costs some $$$ to run it.


Hum!!!!!!! perhaps you can explain as to   why  being a Sanctuary city  can cost so much money that they are seen as States that are  mismanaged.  please explain? 

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  Matt Palumbo

 

The national debt is a ticking time bomb now topping $23.1 trillion – and that isn’t even the total debt that American taxpayers owe. Forty of the nation’s fifty states don’t have enough money to meet their obligations, with a total of $1.5 trillion in growing unfunded liabilities.

 

While most states are in hot water, the problem is worst in states with a Democrat governor alongside a Democrat controlled legislature. A new study from Truth in Accounting analyzed the fiscal health of the fifty states and  and the trend was clear. The more Republican control, the better (and less-worse) fiscal health those states are in.

 

The worst run states and their unfunded liabilities per citizen, according to their “2019 Financial State of the States,” are:

 
 
  1. Vermont, -$19,000
  2. New York, -$20,500
  3. California, -$21,800
  4. Kentucky, -$25,700
  5. Delaware, -$27,100
  6. Hawaii, -$31,200
  7. Massachusetts, -$31,200
  8. Connecticut, -$51,800
  9. Illinois, -$52,600
  10. New Jersey, -$65,100

Kentucky is the only state on the list with a Republican controlled legislature (and still had a Republican governor during the time-frame of this study). Every single other state has a Democrat controlled legislature. The only hints of Red is Massachusetts’ and Vermont’s Republican governors.

The best states actually had a surplus per citizen. They are:

 

  1. Alaska, $74,200 per taxpayer
  2. North Dakota, $30,700
  3. Wyoming, $20,800
  4. Utah, $5,300
  5. Idaho, $2,900
  6. Tennessee, $2,800
  7. South Dakota, $2,800
  8. Nebraska, $2,000
  9. Oregon, $1,600
  10. Iowa, $700

Alaska is an outlier due to oil wealth combined with a low population, and has a split legislature with a Republican governor.

 

Every single other state with the exception of Oregon has a Republican governor and legislature. Nebraska is technically an exception in that they’re the only state with a unicameral legislature – but that is Republican controlled.

 

The next nine states on the list have relatively low levels of unfunded liabilities under $2,500 per citizen, and are majority Republican controlled (with Virginia as the only exception).

This all being said, the majority of states are still being mismanaged. Fortunately, there are ten other states they can model themselves after.

 

You mean to say that  Alabama doesn't even make the list?   LOL   well, i don't know the parameters that make this list and what is   what is mismanagement or not. but I rather live in any of the other States than in the States that you mention that are so great.


 

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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  Matt Palumbo

 

The national debt is a ticking time bomb now topping $23.1 trillion – and that isn’t even the total debt that American taxpayers owe. Forty of the nation’s fifty states don’t have enough money to meet their obligations, with a total of $1.5 trillion in growing unfunded liabilities.

 

While most states are in hot water, the problem is worst in states with a Democrat governor alongside a Democrat controlled legislature. A new study from Truth in Accounting analyzed the fiscal health of the fifty states and  and the trend was clear. The more Republican control, the better (and less-worse) fiscal health those states are in.

 

The worst run states and their unfunded liabilities per citizen, according to their “2019 Financial State of the States,” are:

 
 
  1. Vermont, -$19,000
  2. New York, -$20,500
  3. California, -$21,800
  4. Kentucky, -$25,700
  5. Delaware, -$27,100
  6. Hawaii, -$31,200
  7. Massachusetts, -$31,200
  8. Connecticut, -$51,800
  9. Illinois, -$52,600
  10. New Jersey, -$65,100

Kentucky is the only state on the list with a Republican controlled legislature (and still had a Republican governor during the time-frame of this study). Every single other state has a Democrat controlled legislature. The only hints of Red is Massachusetts’ and Vermont’s Republican governors.

The best states actually had a surplus per citizen. They are:

 

  1. Alaska, $74,200 per taxpayer
  2. North Dakota, $30,700
  3. Wyoming, $20,800
  4. Utah, $5,300
  5. Idaho, $2,900
  6. Tennessee, $2,800
  7. South Dakota, $2,800
  8. Nebraska, $2,000
  9. Oregon, $1,600
  10. Iowa, $700

Alaska is an outlier due to oil wealth combined with a low population, and has a split legislature with a Republican governor.

 

Every single other state with the exception of Oregon has a Republican governor and legislature. Nebraska is technically an exception in that they’re the only state with a unicameral legislature – but that is Republican controlled.

 

The next nine states on the list have relatively low levels of unfunded liabilities under $2,500 per citizen, and are majority Republican controlled (with Virginia as the only exception).

This all being said, the majority of states are still being mismanaged. Fortunately, there are ten other states they can model themselves after.

 

 

 


JimC, if Palumbo actually believes this garbage he needs to go back to school and learn some common sense.

The biggest part he is leaving out is that these unfunded liabilities were accumulated over DECADES under both REPUBLICANS and DEMOCRATS.  Thus, his main point is a LIE.

Take New Jersey for instance.  1996 is when they started to underfund their pension liabilities.  There have been far more years in that time that NJ had a Republican Governor (14 years) vs a Democrat Governor (10 years).  So is he implying that all of these underfunded liabilities are somehow a recent occurrence?

Let's talk about California that "ultra -liberal" bastion.  Over the last 54 years, 32 of those years have had Republican Governors.

P.S. The reason it is important to look at the real causes instead of trying to find some kind of "boogieman" is that unless you identify the real problems, they will never be fixed.  Instead, hack journalists will just keep insisting that perceived problems are somehow real.

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JimC, if Palumbo actually believes this garbage he needs to go back to school and learn some common sense.

 

 

 

Palumbo isn't writing what he believes, he's writing things he knows his target audience will believe (and that they want to hear). In other words, he's manufacturing red meat. That premise is truly dishonest.

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Per a CNBC article, they listed the ten worst states to live in based on high crime rates, poor health care quality, poor education, plus economic instability. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but they are all states won by Donald Trump. I guess they're getting what they voted for. 

 

1. Arkansas

2. Alabama

3. Tennessee

4. Louisiana

5. Oklahoma 

6. New Mexico

7. Indiana

8. Missouri

9. Mississippi

10. South Carolina

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/09/the-worst-places-to-live-in-america-in-2019.html

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@CriticalThinking wrote:

Per a CNBC article, they listed the ten worst states to live in based on high crime rates, poor health care quality, poor education, plus economic instability. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but they are all states won by Donald Trump. I guess they're getting what they voted for. 

 

1. Arkansas

2. Alabama

3. Tennessee

4. Louisiana

5. Oklahoma 

6. New Mexico

7. Indiana

8. Missouri

9. Mississippi

10. South Carolina

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/09/the-worst-places-to-live-in-america-in-2019.html


tRumpers never post truths like this.

 


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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  Matt Palumbo

 

The national debt is a ticking time bomb now topping $23.1 trillion – and that isn’t even the total debt that American taxpayers owe. Forty of the nation’s fifty states don’t have enough money to meet their obligations, with a total of $1.5 trillion in growing unfunded liabilities.

 

While most states are in hot water, the problem is worst in states with a Democrat governor alongside a Democrat controlled legislature. A new study from Truth in Accounting analyzed the fiscal health of the fifty states and  and the trend was clear. The more Republican control, the better (and less-worse) fiscal health those states are in.

 

The worst run states and their unfunded liabilities per citizen, according to their “2019 Financial State of the States,” are:

 
 
  1. Vermont, -$19,000
  2. New York, -$20,500
  3. California, -$21,800
  4. Kentucky, -$25,700
  5. Delaware, -$27,100
  6. Hawaii, -$31,200
  7. Massachusetts, -$31,200
  8. Connecticut, -$51,800
  9. Illinois, -$52,600
  10. New Jersey, -$65,100

Kentucky is the only state on the list with a Republican controlled legislature (and still had a Republican governor during the time-frame of this study). Every single other state has a Democrat controlled legislature. The only hints of Red is Massachusetts’ and Vermont’s Republican governors.

The best states actually had a surplus per citizen. They are:

 

  1. Alaska, $74,200 per taxpayer
  2. North Dakota, $30,700
  3. Wyoming, $20,800
  4. Utah, $5,300
  5. Idaho, $2,900
  6. Tennessee, $2,800
  7. South Dakota, $2,800
  8. Nebraska, $2,000
  9. Oregon, $1,600
  10. Iowa, $700

Alaska is an outlier due to oil wealth combined with a low population, and has a split legislature with a Republican governor.

 

Every single other state with the exception of Oregon has a Republican governor and legislature. Nebraska is technically an exception in that they’re the only state with a unicameral legislature – but that is Republican controlled.

 

The next nine states on the list have relatively low levels of unfunded liabilities under $2,500 per citizen, and are majority Republican controlled (with Virginia as the only exception).

This all being said, the majority of states are still being mismanaged. Fortunately, there are ten other states they can model themselves after.

 

 

 


Top 20 States With Highest Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Line

You all know what red and blue mean.

 

 

1. Mississippi 19.8%

2. New Mexico 19.7%

3. Louisiana 19.7%

4. West Virginia 19.1%

5. Kentucky 17.2%

6. Alabama 16.9%

7. Arkansas 16.4%14.9

8. Oklahoma 15.8%

9. South Carolina 15.4%

10 Tennessee 15%

11. Georgia 14.9%

12. Arizona 14.9%

13. North Carolina 14.7%

14. Texas 14.7%

15. Michigan 14.2%

16. New York 14.1%

17. Florida 14.%

18. Ohio 14%

19. Delaware 13.6%

20. Indiana 13.5%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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@LouLit01 wrote:

 

 

 


Top 20 States With Highest Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Line

You all know what red and blue mean.

 

 

1. Mississippi 19.8%

2. New Mexico 19.7%

3. Louisiana 19.7%

4. West Virginia 19.1%

5. Kentucky 17.2%

6. Alabama 16.9%

7. Arkansas 16.4%14.9

8. Oklahoma 15.8%

9. South Carolina 15.4%

10 Tennessee 15%

11. Georgia 14.9%

12. Arizona 14.9%

13. North Carolina 14.7%

14. Texas 14.7%

15. Michigan 14.2%

16. New York 14.1%

17. Florida 14.%

18. Ohio 14%

19. Delaware 13.6%

20. Indiana 13.5%

 

 

 

 

 

At least  Alabama made this list.  
haha.jpg

 

 

 


 

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@LouLit01 wrote:


Top 20 States With Highest Percentage of Population Below the Poverty Line

You all know what red and blue mean.

 

 

1. Mississippi 19.8%

2. New Mexico 19.7%

3. Louisiana 19.7%

4. West Virginia 19.1%

5. Kentucky 17.2%

6. Alabama 16.9%

7. Arkansas 16.4%14.9

8. Oklahoma 15.8%

9. South Carolina 15.4%

10 Tennessee 15%

11. Georgia 14.9%

12. Arizona 14.9%

13. North Carolina 14.7%

14. Texas 14.7%

15. Michigan 14.2%

16. New York 14.1%

17. Florida 14.%

18. Ohio 14%

19. Delaware 13.6%

20. Indiana 13.5%


Far right wingers never pick information to post that shows the poverty in RED states. Thanks for the posting Lou. Most informative about how RED works for the American People !


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In speaking only to poverty levels, as many know, there is a lot of ways that our government comes up with data.  So for poverty rates, the Census compares and measures poverty rates by several methods.  It just depends on which of these the MSM and their slant picks up to mention.

 

The Supplemental Poverty Measure takes into account differences in cost of living between states (i.e. housing costs appreciably higher/lower than the national average) as well as taxes and the value of government assistance programs.

 

Beginning in 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau began pub-lishing the Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM), which extends the official poverty measure by taking account of many of the government programs designed to assist low-income families and individuals that are not included in the official poverty measure.

 

A dollar from whatever source in Mississippi does go a lot further than a dollar from whatever source in California.

 

Census Bureau: published 10/2019 - The Supplemental Proverty Measure 2018 

 

In some states, there was little difference between the Official Poverty Measure and the Supplemental Poverty Measure. 

 

The 15 states for which the SPM rates were higher than the offi-cial poverty rates were California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. The SPM rate for the District of Columbia was also higher. Higher SPM rates by state may occur for many reasons. Geographic adjustments for hous-ing costs and/or different mixes of housing tenure may result in higher SPM thresholds. Higher nondiscretionary expenses, such as taxes or medical expenses, may also drive higher SPM rates.

 

The 24 states where SPM rates were lower than the official poverty rates were Alabama, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Lower SPM rates could occur due to lower thresholds reflecting lower housing costs, a different mix of housing tenure, or more generous noncash benefits.

 

The 11 states that were not sta-tistically different under the two measures include Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, and Washington

 

 

 

 

Screenshot_2020-01-10 The Supplemental Poverty Measure 2018 - p60-268 pdf.png

 

 

This report provides estimates of poverty using the SPM for the United States. The results illustrate differences between the official measure of poverty and a pov-erty measure that takes account of noncash benefits received by families and nondiscretion-ary expenses that they must pay. The SPM also employs a poverty threshold that is updated by the BLS with information on expen-ditures for food, clothing, shelter, and utilities. Results show higher poverty rates using the SPM than the official measure for most groups, with children being an exception with lower poverty rates using the SPM.

 

In regards to this more thorough measure,

SacBee.com - California’s poverty rate among highest in nation once again, new census figures show  

"For California, that means another reminder that the state’s poverty rate of 18.2 percent is exceeded only by Washington DC, which has a poverty rate of 18.4 percent when you account for the cost of living. It accounts for about 1 in every six residents.

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Come to Ohio and see how a state that has been run by Republicans is run. You might come away with a different point of view. Since 1990, a period spanning thirty years, Ohio has had only four years of a Democratic governor (2007 -2011) and only nine years (1990 - 1995 and 2007- 2011) when one house of the state legislature was run by Democrats. Ohio's governor has more power than many other state governors according to the Ohio constitution. 

 

But since 1990, Ohio's population growth is among the lowest of all 50 states. The econoomy has also been stagnant as well with gains in the health care and technology sectors more than offset by the losses in manufacturing. As far as education, Ohio's public schools have been in a state of crisis for a long time with many public school districts flirting with bankruptcy.

 

In 1997, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Ohio's system of public school funding was unconstitutional since it was based mostly on local property taxes that favored the more affluent districts at the expense of the poorer districts. This situation leads to one school district having more money than they can spend while a neighboring district is always broke. Yet for 23 years the mostly Republican controlled state legislature has ignored that Supreme Court ruling and the Supreme court, also controlled by Republicans has done nothing to enforce their 1997 ruling.

 

Also since 1990 there have been several major scandals involving state officials, both elected and appointed involving Republicans. Sure some Democrats have been involved in scandals as well, but those have been local and not state. When there was one involving a Democratic Attorney General, he resigned quickly and a replacement was appointed who served capably for the remainder of the term. 

 

The problem with Ohio is that the state just is not progressing. Instead of financing and rebuilding our old infrastructure and steamling government, not much has been done other than to cut taxes. The problem is that the power in Ohio's Republican party is in the more rural counties in Ohio and as a result Ohio is among the most gerrymandered states in the country. But when one travels through the rural parts of Ohio, much of it is very scenic. However there are many problems and those rural areas haven't changed since the 1950s. 

 

But as Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, who grew up in Athens county in southeastern Ohio; there are problems in the country. Specifically most of Ohio's rural counties have very high rates of poverty, as much as a third of residents are classified as living in poverty. Those rural counties also have very high rates of opioid abuse as well.

 

A lot of attention is paid to the poverty in the urban centers because it is much more visible. But rural poverty is much worse, since in the urban areas there are at least good access to health care and social services which are often lacking in most rural counties. In some rural counties there are no doctors who will accept a non emergency Medicaid patient. 

 

Ohio is fortunate in other ways. The state doesn't get the natural disasters that make headlines across the country. We don't have wildfires that burn up entire communities. Nor is Ohio subject to big earthquakes. Tornadoes are infrequent, but when they occur in Ohio, they are deadly. Ohio doesn't get hurricanes. Sometimes there are devastating floods in Ohio, but those are infrequent. About the worst thing that Ohio does get are some big snowstorms that would bury the city, but not destroy it. But the snow melts and only incomveniences people briefly. It can get hot in Ohio, but prolonged heat waves and 100 degree temps are infrequent. It can get brutally cold as well, but temps of 20 below zero are rare and lately even below zero temps have become infrequent. 

 

In addition, Ohio sits on the greatest source of fresh water in the world. Droughts are rare in Ohio and our water is much cleaner than it has been in a long time. Even the Cuyahoga River that caught fire in 1969 is much cleaner. Fish have returned to that river. But somehow Ohio's government is still stuck in the past and not doing anything to improve the state. Instead of progressing, Ohio is regressing. Losing educated young people as well as new industries because of a short sighted state government. 

 

But as long as Ohio State can beat Michigan and be in contention for a National Championship, I guess all is well with many people here. 

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Come to Ohio and see how a state that has been run by Republicans is run. You might come away with a different point of view. Since 1990, a period spanning thirty years, Ohio has had only four years of a Democratic governor (2007 -2011) and only nine years (1990 - 1995 and 2007- 2011) when one house of the state legislature was run by Democrats. Ohio's governor has more power than many other state governors according to the Ohio constitution. 

 

But since 1990, Ohio's population growth is among the lowest of all 50 states. The econoomy has also been stagnant as well with gains in the health care and technology sectors more than offset by the losses in manufacturing. As far as education, Ohio's public schools have been in a state of crisis for a long time with many public school districts flirting with bankruptcy.

 

In 1997, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that Ohio's system of public school funding was unconstitutional since it was based mostly on local property taxes that favored the more affluent districts at the expense of the poorer districts. This situation leads to one school district having more money than they can spend while a neighboring district is always broke. Yet for 23 years the mostly Republican controlled state legislature has ignored that Supreme Court ruling and the Supreme court, also controlled by Republicans has done nothing to enforce their 1997 ruling.

 

Also since 1990 there have been several major scandals involving state officials, both elected and appointed involving Republicans. Sure some Democrats have been involved in scandals as well, but those have been local and not state. When there was one involving a Democratic Attorney General, he resigned quickly and a replacement was appointed who served capably for the remainder of the term. 

 

The problem with Ohio is that the state just is not progressing. Instead of financing and rebuilding our old infrastructure and steamling government, not much has been done other than to cut taxes. The problem is that the power in Ohio's Republican party is in the more rural counties in Ohio and as a result Ohio is among the most gerrymandered states in the country. But when one travels through the rural parts of Ohio, much of it is very scenic. However there are many problems and those rural areas haven't changed since the 1950s. 

 

But as Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, who grew up in Athens county in southeastern Ohio; there are problems in the country. Specifically most of Ohio's rural counties have very high rates of poverty, as much as a third of residents are classified as living in poverty. Those rural counties also have very high rates of opioid abuse as well.

 

A lot of attention is paid to the poverty in the urban centers because it is much more visible. But rural poverty is much worse, since in the urban areas there are at least good access to health care and social services which are often lacking in most rural counties. In some rural counties there are no doctors who will accept a non emergency Medicaid patient. 

 

Ohio is fortunate in other ways. The state doesn't get the natural disasters that make headlines across the country. We don't have wildfires that burn up entire communities. Nor is Ohio subject to big earthquakes. Tornadoes are infrequent, but when they occur in Ohio, they are deadly. Ohio doesn't get hurricanes. Sometimes there are devastating floods in Ohio, but those are infrequent. About the worst thing that Ohio does get are some big snowstorms that would bury the city, but not destroy it. But the snow melts and only incomveniences people briefly. It can get hot in Ohio, but prolonged heat waves and 100 degree temps are infrequent. It can get brutally cold as well, but temps of 20 below zero are rare and lately even below zero temps have become infrequent. 

 

In addition, Ohio sits on the greatest source of fresh water in the world. Droughts are rare in Ohio and our water is much cleaner than it has been in a long time. Even the Cuyahoga River that caught fire in 1969 is much cleaner. Fish have returned to that river. But somehow Ohio's government is still stuck in the past and not doing anything to improve the state. Instead of progressing, Ohio is regressing. Losing educated young people as well as new industries because of a short sighted state government. 

 

But as long as Ohio State can beat Michigan and be in contention for a National Championship, I guess all is well with many people here. 


And on the bright side it's been 50 years since the lake caught fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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wow! Shocking! My state, Washington, has been run by Dems. forever, and consistently ranks in the top 5 or top 10 category of everything constantly! We must be doing something right, because we are also the 4th fastest growing state in the country.
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I notice they did not judge anyone on quality of life.  Just whether or not it was cheap to live there. 

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It depends on how one defines worst. If EDUCATION and HIGH LEVELS of CRIME are your criteria, the worst states are almost all RED states which voted overwhelmingly for TRUMP,

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It depends on how one defines worst. If EDUCATION and HIGH LEVELS of CRIME are your criteria, the worst states are almost all RED states which voted overwhelmingly for TRUMP,


And those red states with the lowest educated citizens and high crime have the vast majority of those categories in the Democrat controlled cities within those red states.

 

Why is it that low education and crime are always Democrat liberal cities?

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And those red states with the lowest educated citizens and high crime have the vast majority of those categories in the Democrat controlled cities within those red states.

 

Why is it that low education and crime are always Democrat liberal cities?

 

 

 

Sorry NH, but that fairytale of an excuse doesn't fly......"those black Democrats in the cities are the criminals, not the white people". If you meant something entirely different with your remark, then please explain. 🙂

 

 

Red States Have Higher Crime Rates Than Blue States

 

These crime rate findings hold despite the fact that blue states have a higher population of residents in urban areas, which tend to have higher crime rates than rural areas.

https://editions.lib.umn.edu/smartpolitics/2009/09/16/red-states-have-higher-crime-r/

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