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Old 11-16-2013, 12:31 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Ahh, "Known fact" spewer without any references to support said "facts."

This is the type of person dragging America down.

Democrats could use a lot of improvement but they're sure as hell a lot better than nuts like this spewing their "facts."

Dont let the truth and facts get in the Obama like cloud of dust.


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Old 11-16-2013, 12:43 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Wow California gets the prize as the worse ran state in America.

The Best and Worst Run States in America: A Survey of All 50 - 24/7 Wall St.

Link above is where the below info can be found as well of other info.

50. California
> Debt per capita: $4,008 (18th highest)
> Budget deficit: 20.7% (17th largest)
> Unemployment: 11.7% (2nd highest)
> Median household income: $57,287 (10th highest)
> Pct. below poverty line: 16.6% (18th highest)


California is 24/7 Wall St.’s “Worst Run State” for the second year in a row. Due to high levels of debt, the state’s S&P credit rating is the worst of all states, while its Moody’s credit rating is the second-worst. Much of California’s fiscal woes involve the [COLOR=#668833 !important][COLOR=#668833 ! important]economic[/color][/color] downturn. Home prices plunged by 33.6% between 2006 and 2011, worse than all states except for three. The state’s foreclosure rate and unemployment rate were the third- and second-highest in the country, respectively. But efforts to get finances on track are moving forward. State voters passed a ballot initiative to raise sales taxes as well as income taxes for people who make at least $250,000 a year. While median income is the 10th-highest in the country, the state also has one of the highest tax burdens on income. According to the Tax Foundation, the state also has the third-worst business tax climate in the country.
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And wow, if you look at the best run states they are ran by republicans.

You have to dig down to no 8 to even find a demcrat as Governor but they sure fill up the worst ran state like crazy.

Demcrats can run a popcorn stand with going broke or stealing from someone successful.
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Old 11-16-2013, 05:26 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Not the best graph to prove your point. Florida has a higher poverty rate, home value decline, percentage of people without health insurance, lower median income, GDP growth and the budget shortfalls are within 1.2% of each other.

On the other hand, Floridians consume 1.5 gallons of beer per capita more a year than Californians so I guess that's something...

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Old 11-16-2013, 06:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Not the best graph to prove your point. Florida has a higher poverty rate, home value decline, percentage of people without health insurance, lower median income, GDP growth and the budget shortfalls are within 1.2% of each other.
Knee scraping lackeys and lickspittle apologists for the wealthy and powerful don't care about those things.
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Old 11-16-2013, 07:50 AM
 
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Not the best graph to prove your point. Florida has a higher poverty rate, home value decline, percentage of people without health insurance, lower median income, GDP growth and the budget shortfalls are within 1.2% of each other.

On the other hand, Floridians consume 1.5 gallons of beer per capita more a year than Californians so I guess that's something...
At least california is progressive enough to spend enough on its secondary and higher education

Oh wait...

California drops to 49th in school spending in annual Ed Week report | EdSource Today

California Spending More On Prisons Than Colleges, Report Says

So far all of the ripping you can do on FL, at least we spend more on our kids education lol, or at the least we don't try to encourage growth of the ridiculous correctional industry.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:48 AM
 
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Ummm they are the only thing that stands in the way of the dems really **** us. Case in point, the utter and complete failure that is obamacare, the program that was rammed through via a single party
No, the issue is the GOP House is like a bunch of belligerent children who got their panties caught up in a bunch because Obamacare will affect the massive profits seen by doctors, pharmaceutical companies and health insurance providers (who the GOP really represents) as a step closer to socialized medicine and have been howling against it since it's infancy. As usual the political and media machines have worked overtime to of pit us against one another, and seems to be doing the trick in terms of deflecting from the real issues.
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Old 11-16-2013, 09:53 AM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Time for the republicans to ask Chris Christie how he does it
Not a fan of Chris Chritie at all. I like the democrats of old, but not the current extremists. Moderate republicans were good, but they have too many religious hard core types taking control. Both sides want to push their crap on us. But current democrats do a great job of promising everyone free stuff, while making it out that the republicans want to take everything away. In a time of a demographic shift more toward the me generation and worse, democrats will almost always win. Republicans can stand a chance if they can promise even more free things to people.

Basically almost everywhere, whomever promises the most free stuff and demonizes the other side the most wins. Both sides suck today. That's it in a nut shell.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Wow California gets the prize as the worse ran state in America.

CA was run by a Republican for 2 terms. He hasn't been out of office very long.

"Arnold Schwarzenegger. . .served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.

As a Republican, he was first elected on October 7, 2003. .. In 2011, Schwarzenegger completed his second term as governor"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Schwarzenegger
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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So your sources are a speech from a Republican Texas politician, a right wing article, a Faux News article, an article about cities in California as opposed to the state, and another right wing article?

While I'm sure Liberty University professors would give you a standing ovation for your profound research, out in the real world your fringe label was just adhered a little harder.
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Old 11-16-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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No, the issue is the GOP House is like a bunch of belligerent children who got their panties caught up in a bunch because Obamacare will affect the massive profits seen by doctors, pharmaceutical companies and health insurance providers (who the GOP really represents) as a step closer to socialized medicine and have been howling against it since it's infancy. As usual the political and media machines have worked overtime to of pit us against one another, and seems to be doing the trick in terms of deflecting from the real issues.
Oh yeah, since the billions drug companies spend on groundbreaking pharmaceuticals and the years that doctors sacrifice to get to where they are obviously mean nothing to you.

Sounds to me like you'd enjoy the healthcare in Cuba or Venezuela
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