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Old 12-05-2009, 07:48 PM
 
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Just wait til you experience it like I have. I've lived here for five years and have discovered what its really like as an insider: it sucks. It may have some pretty scenery but: the schools are the single WORST in the country in graduation rates, spending per pupil and ACT/SAT scores; the air is really bad; illegal immigration gone ammock; very meager social services; ranks 49th in unemployment benfits; the single WORST state budget; biggest state budget deficit; the most jobs lost per-capita of any state; overcongestion of traffic; and very very few jobs available for the overpopulation (6.4 million); nothing but minimum wage jobs and almost no industry and production of goods and services to create a higher standard of living. That is the truth.
Well I have no real desire to move to the Southwestern states, but I imagine as a visitor, Arizona will be quite lovely and I won't really experience the problems you're referring to. Border issues and illegal immigration are also a problem in New Mexico, Texas, etc.
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Old 12-05-2009, 09:25 PM
 
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Hopefully I will get a chance to visit Arizona one day!! Sometimes you want to see a change of scenery besides all of the green trees in Georgia.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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Hopefully I will get a chance to visit Arizona one day!! Sometimes you want to see a change of scenery besides all of the green trees in Georgia.

when I visited Georgia, I wasnt going for the scenery but after spending some time there I really started to like it, I love the green and the trees and alot about the area, eastern AL is really nice too.

I have never been into Natl.Parks and scenery in the West,but if you havent been to the West it is worth checking out, every part of the country is.
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