States with the most delinquent borrowers

Surprisingly, more than a third of Americans have a debt in collections, whether a $40 parking fine or a $40,000 auto loan. That rate is even higher in these states.

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Aug 18, 2014 5:23AM
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How about irresponsible. The U.S. Government can do it, so why not the people? This is the trend, now days. Run away from your responsibilities.
Aug 23, 2014 5:57AM
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Strange that many of the poorest states have the highest amount per capita of debt. In what world is it smart to give credit limits approaching 20K to people with average income close to that?
Aug 18, 2014 10:43AM
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District of Corruption should be #1.
Aug 18, 2014 9:50AM
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Disgusting! 

When two-star Major General Harold Greene, the highest-ranking officer killed in combat since Vietnam, was  in Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, neither the President nor the Vice President were present.

The nominal Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama was  at the Vineyard Golf Club with Valerie Jarrett’s cousin, Cyrus Walker, the World Bank president and former President of Dartmouth College Jim Kim, and former lobbyist and ambassador Ron Kirk.

The clownish Joe Biden was in the  of a week long vacation in the Hamptons, which followed a week in Wyoming, which was preceded by a week at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware.

Was this noticed? Yes, it was:


Aug 23, 2014 7:21AM
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Not shocking.... All red states other than DC. I moved from North to South and the drop in quality of life is steep especially financially for most. Companies that have moved down South from the North pay and treat these people like they are animals and they simply take it. Kind of like the gazelle when being attacked by a lion and the endorphins of the gazelle kick in when the gazelle realizes there is no more reason to struggle against the lion and lays down relaxed and dies. The irony is the people of many of these states are the first to point fingers at others for what is wrong with our nation when the problem in large part is them. They have dragged down the middle class way of life that we in the North fought so hard for in the early part of the 20th century by allowing their state governments to offer them up as slaves to employers who move from the North to the South by promising they can pay the locals non living wages. What happens when you pay a non living wage? You end up with people in debt amass in red states. Sadly because of the pay scale that they allow in their states they will probably carry high debt for a large part of their lives.

Aug 23, 2014 9:33AM
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right to work state = right to screw you state
Aug 18, 2014 12:21PM
Aug 16, 2014 1:52AM
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Interesting.  Nevada is by far in the lead in this troublesome category (gambling?), with the rest except DC, being in Appalachia or the south.
Aug 23, 2014 8:06AM
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Things will only get worse as long as southern governors keep promising employers in the north low wage employees making a move to the south appealing. The governors in the south kill good jobs in the north to create low wage jobs in the south and then pound their chest about how many jobs they created. What they don't tell you is that a large segment of those new jobs still will leave people on state assistance and large numbers will not have health insurance. It's like living with China, India or South America within our own borders. I guess this is the way the South feels they finally get back at the North by bringing the quality of life of the entire nation down to their level and sadly fighting to give employers more power by supporting those that believe that corporations are people.  

Aug 23, 2014 7:41AM
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   Looks like the anti minimum wage, anti union, anti labor states win the race to the bottom again. When will people get it, you can't have a strong middleclass without organized labor, it's never been done anywhere on this rock.
Aug 23, 2014 9:55AM
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When did the DoC become a state? Idiot reporter
Aug 23, 2014 8:37AM
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TO: New Mexico Resident.... you eluded to the same thing under M.M. post and you are factually incorrect. There is no state in the union that has a population dominated by black people. I know as a racist you are trying to make a point but at least be factual about the numbers. I mean based on your post you are living up to your education. What is worse under M.M. post there were 31 thumbs up and under yours there are 17? Does that mean there are 48 people that do not know that white people are the largest segment of the popultion in every state?

Aug 18, 2014 9:39AM
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Looks like most of them are from the south, Republican leaning, anti-union.
Aug 23, 2014 11:09AM
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Good old Washington D C that place will never be in the black no matter who they elect !
Aug 15, 2014 9:24PM
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The entire world is in the mist of multiple years of nightmares, people are killing each other as fast as possible....... Buy your gun and ammo and be ready they will be near your home soon.
Aug 23, 2014 11:09AM
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I find it particularly funny that 90% are Red states, THOUGHT YAHOO REPUBLICANS ARE MORE RESPONSIBLE!!
Aug 26, 2014 6:53PM
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What middle class ? We are approaching a simple two class society The Haves and the Have nots

Aug 23, 2014 10:12AM
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You pay for the Sunshine, especially in Florida, even the

Milkbones are higher here, and we pay slave wages for sure...

Aug 23, 2014 2:59PM
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For a Nation to reflect on:  To examine either side of any issue in our Country has become futile, but do you not see this sad truth is not without design from our leaders in this ever increasingly divided country. "We the people" in our diversity are data points to be manipulated and should be reacting with  anger and unity. 
Aug 18, 2014 3:05AM
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Not surprisingly most of these states are predominantly Black.





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