Where does your state rank?

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  1. 3.8TransAM

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    The Best- and Worst-Run States in America - Yahoo! Finance

    Now I didn't expect North Dakota to be number one, but with the shale oil and stuff it does make sense.

    Now I know everyone will be shocked by finding out California is a toilet. If the weather wasn't nice in so much of the state would it have redeeming qualities?
     
  2. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Yes, but that's a loaded question, since almost every feature down to the landscape is dictated and sculpted by weather.
     
  3. Aernaroth

    Aernaroth <b><font color=blue>I voted for Super_Megatron and Veteran

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    Interesting that the "best-run" states all have relatively low populations vs. land mass and few urban areas, vs. how all the "worst-run" states have high populations per km (except Arizona) and high urban populations...
     
  4. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    Honestly expect us to be worse off...Feels like we should anyways...
     
  5. daitarn red

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    my ill state is 48 rank and sandwich ill got best fair and ill state fair too
     
  6. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Off Course the states that in the middle of nowhere have no stress. They don't need to worry about hurricanes washing their cities away.
     
  7. Spiderus Prime

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    Louisiana is 41,really? At least My state is ahead of Florida.
     
  8. Stardust262

    Stardust262 Moe is the Only Way

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    Huh. Not surprised at mine's ranking, but still, huh.
     
  9. Soundpulse

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    I wonder where Alabama stands....
     
  10. Razerwire

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    Completely not surprised that California is last. It's part of the reason why I'm glad I got out of there five years ago.

    Virginia is 9th best. Also not very surprising to me.
     
  11. Shockwave9227

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    I somehow knew my state was going to be put at a low rank.
     
  12. Onslaught24

    Onslaught24 GATTAI Moderator News Staff

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    well at least florida's not 50. i mean 42 ain't good either but it's better than california. and it's the answer to the universe :p 
     
  13. daitarn red

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    my ill state is stuck in tordano alley
     
  14. turboedguy

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    Yey, my state is #1!!!!!

    if you count from the bottom...
     
  15. spikebuster

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    My state is ranked 15th.
     
  16. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    Honestly I am bit surprised to see Minnesota ranked so high. I figured 15th at best.
     
  17. Computron34

    Computron34 Always Tired

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    13. Texas
    > Debt per capita: $1,679 (6th lowest)
    > Budget deficit: 20.9% (16th largest)
    > Unemployment: 7.9% (tied-23rd lowest)
    > Median household income: $49,392 (25th highest)
    > Pct. below poverty line: 18.5% (11th highest)

    Texas’ economy grew by 3.3% in 2011, an increase larger than all but three other states. Among the main drivers for the growth is the oil boom. Texas was the largest crude oil producer in the nation last year with 27% of the nation’s total refinery capacity. It has also been able to grow its economy partially through exports, including petroleum products and chemicals, which totaled $250 billion in 2011, or $9,732 per capita — the second-most in the nation behind Louisiana. Outside of energy, the state also effectively manages its finances, owing just $1,679 per capita in fiscal 2010, less than all but a handful of states. Texas imposes low taxes — and no income taxes — on both individuals and businesses. The state has one of the most business-friendly tax climates, and it had one of the lowest tax burdens in the nation in 2010.

    I'll take it.
     
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    ND may be #1 but my GOD does it suck to live there. Boring is an understatement.
     
  19. lildevilchick

    lildevilchick what the doctor ordered

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    Nevada, I am so ashamed. -___-
     
  20. Rusty24

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    Pennsylvania is twentieth. That's not great, but not quite terrible either.