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Old 05-31-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Default fiscally responsible states

Do you feel your state does a good job handling revenue ?

I left both Illinois and California, in part ( albeit a small part ),
in my rear view believing their corruption and irresponsibility
subtracted from the livability of those states.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Massachusetts does a pretty good job at handling money.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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What magnifies CA's awful finnancial state is the fact that because it has such liberal welfare laws (basically anyone with a kid is eligible) and so many undocumented residents it has no tax base and the state has to compromise. Look at SoCal, you'll see what I mean.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:14 PM
 
Location: NC/IL/MI
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Originally Posted by twista6002 View Post
What magnifies CA's awful finnancial state is the fact that because it has such liberal welfare laws (basically anyone with a kid is eligible) and so many undocumented residents it has no tax base and the state has to compromise. Look at SoCal, you'll see what I mean.
good point
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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I don't think NYC does a very good job.. I can't really tell if it's the whole state or just the city though.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA & Istanbul, Turkey
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Government fiscally responsible? You guys are kidding right?! Well just in case you are serious, here is the answer: NONE!
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Minnesota generally does a good job. Although Tim Pawlenty deserves the jack@ss of the year award.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:36 AM
 
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Massachusetts does a pretty good job at handling money.
LOL.
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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I don't think NYC does a very good job.. I can't really tell if it's the whole state or just the city though.
I guess so. If NYC couldn't handle money, I'd have to wonder how they paid for this:



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Old 06-02-2009, 01:36 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Do you feel your state does a good job handling revenue ?
All things considered, Yes.

Its not their fault that the economy has tanked while needs still persists.
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