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Old 12-04-2011, 11:57 PM
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"Can you guess what the three 'worst-run states in America' award-winners are?"

The financial website 24/7 Wall St. analyzed the worst-run states in America.


I guessed the worst 2 easy enough. #1's a cinch. I missed #3, but when I saw it, I said, Oh yeah.

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Can you guess what the 'worst-run states in America' award-winners have in common?
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Before I click, here are my guesses...

1) California
2) Illinois
3) New York (because I can't pick "California" again)...

I'll report in after I click the link...
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Before I click, here are my guesses...

1) California
2) Illinois
3) New York (because I can't pick "California" again)...

I'll report in after I click the link...
Two out of three ain't bad...

I got the gold & silver...Missed the bronze...
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You see what I mean about the one you got wrong though, right? Did you go, "Oh yeah"?

(I had to edit that. You need spoiler tags)
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You see what I mean about the one you got wrong though, right? Did you go, "Oh yeah"?

(I had to edit that. You need spoiler tags)
Actually, I was thinking about Michigan because Detroit's so bad, but I didn't think it was the whole state...
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"Can you guess what the three 'worst-run states in America' award-winners are?"

The financial website 24/7 Wall St. analyzed the worst-run states in America.


I guessed the worst 2 easy enough. #1's a cinch. I missed #3, but when I saw it, I said, Oh yeah.

Answer's here...

Can you guess what the 'worst-run states in America' award-winners have in common?
Tampa Florida has like 12 or 13% unemployment. Most people who have insurance in that state now have it only because of Medicare. The wages are historically low. And small businesses just went in the toilet in 2008, so I think this article is a little BI-ASSED. Michigan and the others aren't RUN badly resulting in these figures; they are some of the worst hit from the economic downturn. Florida had the highest peaks in housing hence the lowest lows.
What you're trying to prove imo is that Liberal leaning states with unions are fairing worse. That just isn't true. Ask anyone in south or central Florida.
Ask anyone in Reno or Las Vegas.
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Tampa Florida has like 12 or 13% unemployment.
Could be...but seeing as this is about the whole state, I double-checked. Stop worrying. Unemployment went down from 10.6% to 10.3 last month. And in more good news the labor pool has actually grown.

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However, to see more people entering the workforce in the same month that unemployment falls is certainly encouraging, said Rebecca Rust, chief economist with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

An uptick in jobs came despite aggressive cost-cutting in state and local governments. In fact, government is the second biggest job-loser over the year, trailing only the long-suffering construction industry which shed another 4,800 jobs in October alone.

But job gainers far outnumbered losers.

Leisure and hospitality continued to be the strongest industry, followed by private education and health care. Professional and business services also posted another strong month. Even financial activities and manufacturing, two areas that have struggled to pull out of the recession, were back in the black. The addition of 1,900 manufacturing jobs was the industry's first increase since June, Rust said.

Gov. Rick Scott, who took office in January, cited the report as evidence his agenda of cutting government jobs and slashing regulations is working.

"As we head into the holiday season, it's great to see we continue to move in the right direction," he said in a prepared statement.
Florida's unemployment rate falls sharply to 10.3 percent - St. Petersburg Times

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What you're trying to prove imo is that Liberal leaning states with unions are fairing worse. That just isn't true. Ask anyone in south or central Florida.
Ask anyone in Reno or Las Vegas.
I'm just posting the facts. I can't help it if they don't fall in line with what you'd like to believe.

And, actually, you know, I did consider Harry Reid's home state of Nevada when I was making my guesses for worst run state in America. I had heard how high the unemployment rate was there.

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You're not imagining things: The latest numbers from the state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation show a positively anemic "recovery" since the state's jobs market bottomed out last fall. In fact, it's the worst rebound in recent history, with growth handily lagging job-formation rates after recessions in 1982, 1991 and 2001.

That barely there economic expansion is why Nevada's unemployment rate stayed the same for the third straight month in October, coming in at a nation-leading 13.4 percent, the employment department reported Monday.
Nevada unemployment rate unchanged; valley's down slightly - Business - ReviewJournal.com
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Not cheating just yet, but I am going to guess:

CA,
NY,
MI

I'll go check in a sec.

EDIT: Got 2 outta 3.

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Could be...but seeing as this is about the whole state, I double-checked. Stop worrying. Unemployment went down from 10.6% to 10.3 last month. And in more good news the labor pool has actually grown.
Replaced with what and by whom? People who had good jobs are fleeing the state. There may be some taking up the slack because now someone's teenager isn't a busboy anymore.
I have family all over that state. And you can tell Mr Scott he is full of good old fashioned cow manure. It is pitiful down there. The suicide rate is what has gone up. and crime.


Florida's unemployment rate falls sharply to 10.3 percent - St. Petersburg Times

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I'm just posting the facts. I can't help it if they don't fall in line with what you'd like to believe.

And, actually, you know, I did consider Harry Reid's home state of Nevada when I was making my guesses for worst run state in America. I had heard how high the unemployment rate was there.



Nevada unemployment rate unchanged; valley's down slightly - Business - ReviewJournal.com
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No you are not posting the facts. Look up the same statistics the article does for other states. Pick a red then pick a blue. I bet you will see prob;ems in all of them.
And the fact stands that how the states are RUN has nada to do with it. Look at the communities in Alabama filing bankruptcy. When is the last time they went Democrat? Huh?
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Actually Salty, I'll let you in on a secret. I was having a little fun with you.

I know you're not a fan of clicking for the source, so I knew you wouldn't click for the secondary link. Worst case scenario was, you might try to guess.

So I'm sitting here smiling wondering to myself, I wonder how long it's going to take her to start spewing unsupported, emotion-charged rhetoric about her uncle Karl in Fort Lauderdale, or something.

Not long apparently.

OK, so I've had my fun. I can show you something like the info you request, and tell you there's more to these stats. To be truthful, you're right. They're not kind to Red states when you go past the top three.

Here you go. Enjoy.

Best and Worst Run States in America An Analysis Of All 50 - 24/7 Wall St.

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