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    To the first site, I'll just point out that California's tax system is highly volatile, so revenues go up and down all the time. Our governor has to file a budget in January and then another in May--it's that unpredictable.

    As for the others, California faces challenges that other states don't. We're highly urban (even though our agricultural section is the most productive on the continent) and we do have a very high cost of living. Not sure why you'd be concerned about inequality or high poverty rates.....you rather favor them, from what you've said.

    As I've said before, California offers services that other states don't even contemplate.
    Mr. Rasselas,

    To your second point, I agree. California does face challenges other states don't. Namely a Democrat controlled government that never met a whack job liberal cause they didn't want to throw tons of money after, even if it means the streets, bridges, and dams are crumbling, the schools are in shambles, crime is out of control, and nobody can afford to live near where there are jobs.

    As to your last point, libs are the ones who are unconcerned about inequality and high poverty rates, as I've shown time and again. After all, rich liberals want brown people to come in and clean their house wipe their kids butts, but damn if they want them living next door.

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    Mr. Rasselas,

    To your second point, I agree. California does face challenges other states don't. Namely a Democrat controlled government that never met a whack job liberal cause they didn't want to throw tons of money after, even if it means the streets, bridges, and dams are crumbling, the schools are in shambles, crime is out of control, and nobody can afford to live near where there are jobs.

    As to your last point, libs are the ones who are unconcerned about inequality and high poverty rates, as I've shown time and again. After all, rich liberals want brown people to come in and clean their house wipe their kids butts, but damn if they want them living next door.
    If you aren't willing to have an actual discussion based on something other than your political prejudices, there's not much to be done here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    As to your last point, libs are the ones who are unconcerned about inequality and high poverty rates, as I've shown time and again. After all, rich liberals want brown people to come in and clean their house wipe their kids butts, but damn if they want them living next door.
    Certainly the case that Liberalism includes a lot of hot air where real change isn't really on offer. However, at least there is a probability that they will be demanding reductions in income inequality....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    If you aren't willing to have an actual discussion based on something other than your political prejudices, there's not much to be done here.
    Mr. Rasselas,

    LOL, you go off on a tangent refusing to address any of my rebuttal comments, but instead go off on a tangent based on your political prejudices, then accuse of doing that?

    Some times I want to give you liberals such a noogie on your cute little heads.

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    I think the biggest shock on this list is Florida. I cannot think of anyone who thinks that state is an example for any other state on any level at all. The term best run means little here, did they define it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ęthelfrith View Post
    Certainly the case that Liberalism includes a lot of hot air where real change isn't really on offer. However, at least there is a probability that they will be demanding reductions in income inequality....
    Mr. AEthelfrith,

    What they demand, or should I say, claim they demand, and what they do are two different things. All the areas in the United States with the largest income inequality have one thing in common: they are stanchly liberal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Rasselas,

    You really should get out more:
    You follow that up with a list of links to websites? LOL... do you think to visit a website you have to "get out" and drive to a physical address?

    Hey, I've got a great tip for you that's going to save you a ton of gas money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius the God View Post
    I think the biggest shock on this list is Florida. I cannot think of anyone who thinks that state is an example for any other state on any level at all. The term best run means little here, did they define it?
    Mr. God,

    I was surprised with that as well, but looking into it, Florida's debt is dropping rapidly, and while still rather large, it is at it's lowest level since 2007. What likely makes them so high up is that their unfunded pension liability is low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boontito View Post
    You follow that up with a list of links to websites? LOL... do you think to visit a website you have to "get out" and drive to a physical address?

    Hey, I've got a great tip for you that's going to save you a ton of gas money...
    Mr. Boontito,

    Understand, you couldn't counter what I said, so you play with semantics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    No surprise here. When the economy turns down, tax dollars go down thus creating a much bigger hole to recover from after a recession.

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    Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds

    Several states, including Republican states, have decided to raise taxes this year to cover budget shortfalls. But a new study suggests that the states might find themselves in worse financial shape after the money starts rolling in.

    According to the latest ranking of states by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the most fiscally sound states in the nation are all low-tax, GOP strongholds, while the 10 least-solvent states are almost all high-tax and heavily Democratic.





    Best-Run States Are Low-Tax Republican, Worst-Run Are High-Tax Democratic, Study Finds | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD
    Define "well run". And they rank Washington at 26, but just yesterday:

    Washington is America's Top State for Business in 2017

    Besides, isn't one of the big arguments against federalism, especially in health care that states vary so much in their needs and populations that shouldn't be required to buy into a "one size fits all" health care program? By rating state governments the way they did in this survey they completely ignore every circumstance that requires more or less government "running" of things.

    Wyoming has four people and a bunch of cows. How hard could it possibly be to govern a state like that?
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